Thursday, June 19, 2014

Curt Flood

On this date in 1972, the United State Supreme Court rules against Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood, who sued Major League Baseball over the reserve clause after being traded to the Phillies. The ruling upholds baseball anti-trust exemption which was originally granted in 1922.

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

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