06/25/57 Robin Roberts comment on baseballs reserve clause during a House Anti-Trust Subcommitt...
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Story No: WA-3 TELENEWS DAILY NEWS FILM Volume 10 Issue 126
PRODUCED: June 24, 1957 RELEASE: Immediate CREDIT: June 25, 1957
TITLE: CONGRESSIONAL PROBE Time: 1:07
Origin: WASHINGTON--BASEBALL PLAYERS SAY RESERVE CLAUSE REVISION NEEDED
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1. 2 3 (TITLE) In Washington the House Anti-Trust Subcommittee investigating baseball, hears (L to R) Jerry Coleman of the Yankees, Eddie Yost of the Senators and Robin Roberts of the Phillies defend baseballs reserve clause, Philadelphias star pitcher, Robin Roberts does believe, however, some changes in the law are in order:
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5 4 1:07 ROBERTS SOF :47
(APPROXIMATE SOF): SOME OF THE BOYS GET A CHANGE...OTHER STAY SEVERAL YEARS IN MINOR LEAGUES...SEEMS SHOULD BE A CHANGE TO SPREAD THAT OUT...Q: OWNERS KEEPING PLAYERS IN MINORS ON PURPOSE...A: :NO, THEY ARE TRYING TO WIN PENNANTS....TAKE THE YANKS FOR INSTANCE...FOLLOW THE BASEBALL LAW TO THE LETTER AND WIND UP WITH THE BEST CLUB...MAYBE COULD REVISE IT SO THEY DONT DO IT SO GOOD...MAYBE A LIMIT ON NUMBER OF YEARS ...KEEP A BOY IN MINORS.....(END CUE): "BEFORE THEY GET THROUGH."