Sunday, October 7, 2012

Curt Flood

On this date in 1969, the Cardinals trade Curt Flood to the Phillies in a deal involving Richie Allen. Flood will refuse to report to the Phillies and will take MLB to court over the reserve clause that binds a player perpetually to one team.

"I am pleased that God made my skin black, but I wish he had made it thicker."

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