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NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 18, 1979
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(Studio) Billy Martin's firing as manager of New York Yankees last year by George Steinbrenner recalled; Martin's return reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(NYC) Background on Martin's firing last July, include 3-yr. feud with Yankee owner Steinbrenner and player Reggie Jackson, given. [Kansas City July 24, 1978, Billy MARTIN - announces resignation.] Film shown, courtesy WCBS-TV. Announcement 5 days later by Yankees of Martin's 1980 return recalled. [ANNOUNCER - announces Martin as 1980 season manager] Steinbrenner's announcement today of Martin's immediate return reported [MARTIN - comments.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager (KWWL-TV newstape, Waterloo, Iowa)

Brinkley, David

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