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Sports: Baseball / Auto Racing / Football #499977

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 30, 1978
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(Studio) Intro. to sports.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Studio) New York Yankees and Billy Martin mentioned. Pete Rose's extension of hitting streak in game against Philadelphia pitcher Larry Christensen reported Rose's chances to meet marks set by Willie Keeler and Joe DiMaggio noted. Mario Andretti's win in West German Grand Prix, in attempt to match Phil Hill's feat of winning world driving championship, stated; film shown. Details given about Bud Wilkinson's return to football, as coach of NFL's Saint Louis Cardinals; his coaching of University of Oklahoma team mentioned. Film shown. [Cardinals center Tom BANKS - was surprised at Wilkinson's being hired. Describes thoughts on his work. Mentions former coach.] [WILKINSON - cites view of coaching.] [Qtrback. Jim HART - describes players' reaction to Wilkinson.] [WILKINSON - talks about players.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap (WPHL-TV news film)

Savitch, Jessica

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