"TV is only one of many factors damaging baseball in the hinterlands. Today's players lack the 'old college try.' Baseball leaders lack courage. The Commissioner and top executives permit a few wealthy owners to lead them or push them around. We need Ty Cobb's spirit and the courage of a K. M. Landis."
"Certainly. I'm president of one of the 'victim leagues.' Radio and television broadcasting of major league games into our territory was the 'cancer' that killed the Florida International League. Complete subsidy of the minors below class 'A' by the majors is their only hope of survival."
ROBERT B. ABEL
"TV hurts, but it's not the main cause of our ills. We could combat television, radio and other forms of competition if we could get the players. We can't. That's why we're being driven to the wall. The best solution is to limit the number of players a major or minor league team can control."
FRANK L. SUMMERS
"TV is certainly hurting the minors. But it's here to stay. We'll have to learn how to live with it. Radio people went into the television business. Railroads bought into bus lines. Major leagues should allot a portion of the TV profits to the minors, to keep alive the hand that feeds them."
T. H. RICHARDSON
"Yes. Take Hartford, Conn. as an example. The city abandoned baseball in 1953 after drawing only 36,281 fans in 1952, due to TV saturation of major league games. The only solution is for the major leagues to underwrite the losses of the minors with a portion of their TV millions."
GLENN E. (TED) MANN