Thursday, January 16, 2014

Curt Flood

On this date in 1970, Curt Flood files a lawsuit against MLB challenging the reserve clause which binds players to teams perpetually. Flood had been traded by the Cardinals to the Phillies on 10-7-69 but refused to report to the Phillies.

"I am a human being. I am not a piece of property. I am not a consignment of goods."

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