One Man Out Curt Flood Versus Baseball

ISBN-10: 0700616039

ISBN-13: 9780700616039

Edition: 2008

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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.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 9/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Editors' Preface
Preface
The First Inning
"Your Grandfather and I"
"Just a Game"
More than Just a Game
The Trial
"The Senator from Copenhagen"
The Ex-Senator and Ex-Justice Meet the Supreme Court
"Flood Strikes Out"
Epilogue: One Man Out
Chronology
Relevant Cases
Bibliographical Essay
Index
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