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ABC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 05, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Gotham Stakes horse race reported; performances of Jacinto Vasquez, on Cure the Blues and Jeffrey Fell, on Proud Appeal, noted. Films shown. Secretariat mentioned. Nancy Lopez-Melton's win of Colgate-Dinah Shore golf open reported; films shown, courtesy NBC Sports. President Reagan noted unable to open baseball season as planned; presence of former Iran hostages mentioned. Pete Rose's quest for hit record and concern over sale of Philadelphia Phillies discussed; film of 1980 World Series shown, courtesy NBC Sports. [Phillies owner Ruly CARPENTER - cites escalation in player salaries as reason for sale.] [ROSE - denies-pressuring management J - [CARPENTER - criticizes salaries for poor players.] [Player's union exec. director Marvin MILLER - notes Carpenter's asking price for team.] Implications of team sales in recent years for Carpenter mentioned; current status of player-management conflict outlined. [ROSE - doesn't think former team should have been compensated for his loss.] [Baseball cmsr. Bowie KUHN - expresses concern over sport.] [Yankees' owner George STEINBRENNER - denies baseball has more problems than other business concerns.] [Braves' owner Ted TURNER - jokes.] Darrell Porter's personal problems recalled. [PORTER - calls baseball a phony world.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Donaldson, Sam;
Schaap, Dick

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