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Baseball / Red Sox #551245

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 26, 1986
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Lisa Myers) Allegations of racism by Boston Red Sox baseball team examined; Tommy Harper's allegations reviewed. [HARPER - explains his chgs.] [General manager Lou GORMAN - denies Harper was fired due to race.] Findings of United States Equal Employment Opportunity Cmsn.'s investigations of case outlined, discussed. ["Boston Globe" sportswriter Michael MADDEN - cites team's low number blacks.] Team's current number minority players mentioned. EEOC report on team's minority employment quoted. [Massachusetts commission against discrimination chairperson Alex RODRIGUEZ - accuses team of benign neglect or overt discrimination.] [Boston Univ. soc. work school dean Hubie JONES - cites blacks' perception of Fenway Park.] [GORMAN - responds.] [FAN - comments.] [HARPER - comments.]

Reporter(s):
Chung, Connie;
Myers, Lisa
Duration:
00:04:20

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