ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 31, 1980
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(Studio) Report with regard to United States open tennis tournament given. Bjorn Borg's hopes for Grand Slam of tennis noted. [John McENROE - comments on Borg's play.] Only major league baseball player ever killed in beaning (hit by pitch) incident said Ray Chapman who was struck by pitch from Carl Mays. Threat of another such death said still continuing 60 years later. Beaning of John Wathan of Kansas City Royals shown courtesy ABC Sports. Wathan said not seriously injured. File tapes and films of beaning of Tony Conigliaro and Mike Jorgenson shown. [Pitcher Gaylord PERRY - comments with regard to brushback pitch.] [Pitcher Rollie FINGERS - says he does not intentionally throw at batters.] [Pitcher Neil ALLEN - says some pitchers in league do attempt to hit batters.] Pitcher Mike Proly shown being attacked by batters after hitting them. Player Elliot MADDOX - comments with regard to using bat on the pitcher.] [Mgr. Joe TORRE - says he believes in retaliation after a beaning.] [Mgr. Jim FREGOSI - says players just worry more about beanings now.] George Brett said still hitting over .400. Promotional announcement for ABC coverage of AK-Texas college football game given.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap