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New York Yankees / Martin Interview #54995

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 31, 1978
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(Studio) Billy Martin's resignation as manager of New York Yankees and subsequent rehiring for 1980 season, despite conflicts with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner noted; film shown. Interview with Martin shown. [MARTIN - states thoughts about Steinbrenner. Responds to question about reports of drinking problem and ill health.] Anchor asks about statement Martin made about Reggie Jackson and Steinbrenner. [MARTIN - describes situation.] Anchor asks about relations with Jackson. [MARTIN - has said he could manage Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Hirohito; doesn't mean he'd like them, but could manage them. Discusses Yankees' problems, Jackson and present feelings.]
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Walters, Barbara

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