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A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports

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After the 1969 season, the St. Louis Cardinals traded their star center fielder, Curt Flood, to the Philadelphia Phillies, setting off a chain of events that would change professional sports forever. At the time there were no free agents, no no-trade clauses. When a player was traded, he had to report to his new team or retire. Unwilling to leave St. Louis and influenced by the civil rights movement, Flood chose to sue Major League Baseball for his freedom. His case reached the Supreme Court, where Flood ultimately lost. But by challenging the system, he created an atmosphere in which, just three years later, free agency became a reality. Floods decision cost him his career, but as this dramatic chronicle makes clear, his influence on sports history puts him in a league with Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali.

Synopsis:

The author of "Beyond the Shadow of the Senators" explores the life of all-star center fielder Curt Flood and the landmark Supreme Court case that changed professional sports forever.

About the Author

Brad Snyder’s writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, and the St. Petersburg Times. His previous book, Beyond the Shadow of the Senators, won the Robert Peterson Recognition Award from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and was a finalist for SABR’s Seymour Medal, Spitball Magazine’s Casey Award, and Elysian Fields Quarterly’s Dave Moore Award. He is a graduate of Duke University and Yale Law School.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452288911
Author:
Snyder, Brad
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Baseball players -- United States.
Subject:
African American baseball players
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w photo insert
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.18x5.88x1.11 in. .99 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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