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The Curt Flood Story

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Published on February 26, 2009

Author: sricheson

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A power point presentation on Curt Flood's fight for free agency.
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One Man’s Fight For Free Agency: The Curt Flood Story By: Samantha R.

Getting Started Stayed out of gangs as a teen by focusing on baseball and art. Succeeded at both through high school, and signed his first contract as a senior for the Cincinnati Reds.

Stayed out of gangs as a teen by focusing on baseball and art.

Succeeded at both through high school, and signed his first contract as a senior for the Cincinnati Reds.

Curt Flood in his first of 12 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Accomplishments Three time all star Seven time winner of the Gold Glove Hit 29 home runs in his first of 15 seasons Helped lead Cardinals to the World Series three times in twelve seasons.

Three time all star

Seven time winner of the Gold Glove

Hit 29 home runs in his first of 15 seasons

Helped lead Cardinals to the World Series three times in twelve seasons.

On August 19, 1968 Curt Flood stole the cover of Sports Illustrated with this game winning jump.

On August 19, 1968 Curt Flood stole the cover of Sports Illustrated with this game winning jump.

Bumps In The Road “ Reserve Clause” Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. Law suit against MLB

“ Reserve Clause”

Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Law suit against MLB

Following The Law Suit Flood V. Kuhn was ruled in favor of MLB in a 5-3 vote. Flood played one more season after loosing the law suit. Few years later the Supreme Court reversed it’s decision for two white players.

Flood V. Kuhn was ruled in favor of MLB in a 5-3 vote.

Flood played one more season after loosing the law suit.

Few years later the Supreme Court reversed it’s decision for two white players.

What’s happened Since? Flood died January 20, 1997 two days after his 59 th birthday. Most players who have benefited from Flood’s fight don’t even know who he is. Players now own their careers, and aren’t owned by the game.

Flood died January 20, 1997 two days after his 59 th birthday.

Most players who have benefited from Flood’s fight don’t even know who he is.

Players now own their careers, and aren’t owned by the game.

“ I’m sorry that so many of the young players who made millions, who benefited from his fight, are not here. They should be here.” -Tito Fuentes “ The irony is, even half of them don’t know who he was.” -Hank Greenwald “ As a result of my father’s destructive habits, throat cancer was the chief contributor to his early death. But I like to think that my old man died of a broken heart.” -Curt Flood Jr.

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