NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 17, 1977
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(Studio) Judge rules in favor of baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn that Oakland (California) A's owner Charlie Finley didn't have right to sell 3 of star players.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) Finley tried to sell Rollie Fingers, Joe Rudi and Vida Blue. Legal background outlined. In NYC, Kuhn says it will strengthen his office. [KUHN - says it frees commissioner to do what he believes good for game.] Finley to appeal. [FINLEY - will weather storm.] Public reaction to decision noted.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson
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