One Man Out: Curt Flood Versus Baseball

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-10
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

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When Curt Flood, all-star center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, refused to be traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1969, he sent shock waves throughout professional baseball that ultimately reached the Supreme Court. Flood challenged the game's reserve-clause system that bound players to teams as if they were property; and while others had previously spoken out against this arrangement, which had been protected by Congress and the courts for a century, he was the first to pursue his grievance as doggedly or as far. Concise and balanced, and written in a fast-paced narrative, One Man Out takes readers back to the pre-steroid era, when baseball was as much a passion as a pastime-and when race was often still a factor. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Robert M. Goldman is a professor of history in Richmond, Virginia, and an avid baseball fan

Table of Contents

Editors' Prefacep. ix
Prefacep. xi
The First Inningp. 1
"Your Grandfather and I"p. 14
"Just a Game"p. 31
More than Just a Gamep. 50
The Trialp. 71
"The Senator from Copenhagen"p. 88
The Ex-Senator and Ex-Justice Meet the Supreme Courtp. 102
"Flood Strikes Out"p. 120
Epilogue: One Man Outp. 136
Chronologyp. 141
Relevant Casesp. 143
Bibliographical Essayp. 145
Indexp. 151
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