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The Curt Flood story [electronic resource] : the man behind the myth / Stuart L. Weiss.

By: Weiss, Stuart L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Sports and American culture series: Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2007Description: 1 online resource (vii, 251 p., [6] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9780826217400 (alk. paper); 0826217400 (alk. paper); 9780826265982 (electronic bk.); 0826265987 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Flood, Curt, 1938-1997 | Baseball players -- United States -- Biography | African American baseball players -- Biography | Baseball players -- United States | African American baseball players | Electronic books | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Sports | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Baseball -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Curt Flood story.DDC classification: 796.357092 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
It takes a village -- Alone among the peckerwoods -- A minor in the majors -- The (almost) golden years -- A gold glove is tarnished -- The ultimatum -- The trade -- Trials and tribulations -- Second chance -- Last act.
Summary: "Examines Curt Flood's often troubled personal life and explores his possible motives for suing Major League Baseball in 1970. For challenging baseball's reserve system, which he likened to bondage, the St. Louis Cardinals center fielder in time was lionized. But this recognition came at great personal expense"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-246) and index.

It takes a village -- Alone among the peckerwoods -- A minor in the majors -- The (almost) golden years -- A gold glove is tarnished -- The ultimatum -- The trade -- Trials and tribulations -- Second chance -- Last act.

"Examines Curt Flood's often troubled personal life and explores his possible motives for suing Major League Baseball in 1970. For challenging baseball's reserve system, which he likened to bondage, the St. Louis Cardinals center fielder in time was lionized. But this recognition came at great personal expense"--Provided by publisher.

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