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Sports / Simpson Trade / Baseball Spring Training #53162

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 24, 1978
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(Studio) Pro football player O.J. Simpson's reported trade to San Francisco 49'ers by Buffalo Bills noted. Film shown. Baseball spring training underway in Florida mentioned.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) 1977 World Series between New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers described; Yankees' personnel conflicts in 1977 outlined and lack of them so far this year noted. Film shown of confrontation between manager Billy Martin and Player Reggie Jackson. [MARTIN - doesn't think harmony will last this year] [Dodgers manager Tom LaSORDA - likes to see togetherness and happiness on team.] Personality differences in Martin and LaSorda described. [Yankee Reggie JACKSON - thinks team's relations off field don't make difference, just number games won.] [Dodger Reggie SMITH - says keeping game fun makes it easier to enjoy playing, therefore getting more from Players.] [LaSORDA - talks about team Pride.]
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reasoner, Harry

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