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NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 21, 1978
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(Studio) Intro. to sports.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Studio) Reports with regard to Seattle's victory over Washington in NBA playoffs; golfer Nancy Lopez' victory over Susan O'Connor in LPGA Classic; and Mario Andretti's win in Belgian Grand Prix, driving new Lotus, which puts him in 1st place for world driving championship. Films shown, 2 courtesy CBS Sports and NET. Report on Japan's leading home run hitter for year, American Adrian Garrett; his success in topping Sadaharu Oh's home run count noted. Films shown. Garrett plays for Hiroshima Carp. [GARRETT - talks about differences in hitting home runs in Japan and in US.] Benefits recd. by Garrett, wife Linda and daughters and their lifestyle in Hiroshima described. Garrett's history in United States baseball detailed, include last try at major leagues with California; is noted that he's older brother of current major leaguer Wayne Garrett. [GARRETT - was on way out in United States when he decided to come to Japan. Thinks he's too old to go back to US.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Savitch, Jessica;
Schaap, Dick

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