Download PDF by Brad Snyder: A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in

By Brad Snyder

ISBN-10: 0452288916

ISBN-13: 9780452288911

ISBN-10: 067003794X

ISBN-13: 9780670037940

After the 1969 season, the St. Louis Cardinals traded their superstar heart fielder, Curt Flood, to the Philadelphia Phillies, atmosphere off a series of occasions that may switch specialist activities eternally. on the time there have been no unfastened brokers, no no-trade clauses. while a participant used to be traded, he needed to report back to his new staff or retire. Unwilling to depart St. Louis and stimulated via the civil rights circulation, Flood selected to sue significant League Baseball for his freedom. His case reached the splendid courtroom, the place Flood eventually misplaced. yet by way of difficult the procedure, he created an environment during which, simply 3 years later, loose service provider turned a fact. Flood’s selection price him his occupation, yet as this dramatic chronicle makes transparent, his impression on activities heritage places him in a league with Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali.

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