Baseball...and the American League team for the annual All-Stars contest against the rival National League?
GV Tenace hitting ball far into distance & running round bases (2 shots)
GV PAN Rod Carew hitting ball & running
GV Campaneris hitting & running to bases
GV Munson hitting & running to first base
GV Rudi hits ball high into crowd, fielder throws back as Rudi runs (2 shots)
GV Jackson hitting & running as other team-mates run through bases & home
TRANSCRIPT: NORTHCOTT: "Gene Tenace of the Oakland A's will be playing his first All-Stars game. Tenace was elected as starting first-baseman in a close four-player contest over Mike Hargrove of Texas, Chris Chandos of New York and Lee May of Baltimore.
"It was no contest at second base. Rod Carew of the Minnesota Quins got more than three million votes to lead both leagues. Carew has won three straight American League batting titles and is well on his way to a fourth.
"Bert Campaneris will be the American League shortstop once again. "Campy," of the Oakland A's, piled up a big lead in the early voting but two young shortstops--Robin Yount of Milwaukee and Bucky Dent of Chicago-came on in the late stages to make is close.
"Catcher Thurman Munson was the leading vote-getter among the threeman Yankee delegation that will start for the American League. Other Yankees elected are third-baseman Graig Nettles and outfielder Bobby Bonds. Munson was a two-to-one winner over Oakland's Ray Fossey.
"The A's quiet man, Joe Rudi, hung on to secure as winner of the starting outfield positions. He just made it over a write-in's candidate, Red Sox' rooky Fred Lynn.
"Rudi will have company in the outfield. Staring alongside him will be team-mate Reggie Jackson, who has played in five previous All-Stars games. Jackson finished behind Bonds and ahead of Rudi. Seven outfielders received a million votes or more.
"This is Bruce Northcott."
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This film is serviced with a commentary by T.V.N. reporter Bruco Northcott. A transcript appears overleaf.
REPORTER: BRUCE NORTHCOTT
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Background: Baseball...and the American League team for the annual All-Stars contest against the rival National League has just ??? announced in the U.S.A.
This year's team--selected by the votes of millions of fans throughout the country--is dominated by players from the ??? A's and the New York Yankees.
The A's--three-times world champions and with a comfortable lead in the West Division so far this season--placed six players in the team for Tuesday's (15 July) 46th All-Stars game in Milwaukee.
The Oakland representatives include Gene Tenace at first base, Bert Campaneris at shortstop and Reggie Jackson and Joe Rudi in the outfield. All except Tenace have appeared in the American League All-Stars team before.
The Yankees have two brand-new All-Stars players among their four representatives. Third-baseman Graig Nettles and outfielder Bobby Bonds will line up alongside veteran All-Star and team??? catcher Thurman Munson and pitcher Jim (Catfish) Hunter for the game.
But the man who drew the biggest vote from the fans was Minnesota Quin's second-baseman Rod Carew, who topped the three million mark. Carew has won three consecutive American League batting titles and is well on the way to a fourth this season. His election means that he has been named as an All-Stars ??? in each of his major league season since 1967.