Baseball's Newsmakers On 60 Minutes

From The <b>60 Minutes</b> Archives

With the World Series kicking off this week, we thought we'd look through the 60 Minutes archives for some memorable interviews with baseball's newsmakers.

Check back in the coming days for more videos!

February 1979: Pete Rose
Morley Safer interviewed Pete Rose in 1979, as the brash baseball player was facing criticism for leaving his hometown of Cincinnati to accept a more lucrative offer to play in rival Philadelphia. | Watch an excerpt.

October 1987: George Steinbrenner
The New York Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner revealed to Ed Bradley, twenty-one years ago, why he has such high expectations for his players. | Watch an excerpt.

April 1988: Marge Schott
The late Cincinnati Reds owner, Marge Schott, told Morley Safer in 1988, about being a woman in baseball. | Watch an excerpt.

April 1995: Pete Rose
Pete Rose denied to Steve Kroft, in 1995, that he had ever bet on baseball while manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Despite admitting to betting on baseball in an autobiography published in 2004, Major League Baseball has still not reinstated Pete Rose. | Watch an excerpt.

April 2001: Joe Torre
Joe Torre, the New York Yankees manager in 2001, explained to Mike Wallace that baseball players go to surprising lengths to find advantages over their opponents. | Watch an excerpt.

April 2001: Roger Clemens
In 2001, Roger Clemens denied to Mike Wallace that intimidating opposing batters is part of his pitching strategy. | Watch an excerpt.

May 2001: Joe Torre
Baseball Manager Joe Torre spoke to Charlie Rose, in 2001, about his passion for baseball and the torture of winning. | Watch an excerpt.

July 2003: Yogi Berra
Yogi Berra, an icon of baseball and pop culture for his quirky sayings, opened up to Bob Simon, in 2003, about the source of his witticisms. | Watch an excerpt.

August 2005: Jose Canseco
See an excerpt of Mike Wallace's interview with Jose Canseco that led to the Congressional hearings on steroid use in baseball. | Watch an excerpt.

July 2006: George Steinbrenner And Derek Jeter
George Steinbrenner, "The Boss," talks to Ed Bradley about superstar Derek Jeter. | Watch an excerpt.

July 2006: Derek Jeter
New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter spoke to Ed Bradley in 2006 about growing from a timid minor league player to a major league all-star. | Watch an excerpt.

December 2007: A-Rod's Memorabilia Room
Alex Rodriguez says that although he has two MVPs and a Babe Ruth award on display, his dream is to have a World Series ring. | Watch an excerpt.

December 2007: A-Rod's Hi-Tech Practice
Alex Rodriguez says his game has been improved by a state-of-the-art batting cage he built near his home. The star says that being a successful hitter is 90 percent mental and 10 percent technical. | Watch an excerpt.

December 2007: A-Rod On Steroid Scandal
Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez talks about George Mitchell's report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. | Watch an excerpt.

January 2008: Roger Clemens
In his first interview since being accused in the Mitchell Report of using performance-enhancing drugs, baseball superstar Roger Clemens talks to Mike Wallace. | Watch the segment.

August 2008: Stat Man
Morley Safer traveled to the Boston Red Sox' spring training facility to speak with their famed statistician Bill James who has revolutionized how baseball teams, players and fans consider the game. | Watch the segment.



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