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#TBT: Dad. #CurtFlood The St. Louis years. #Community #Philanthropy

#Artist #activist #athlete #CurtFlood with his portrait of #MLK.

Spirit Of Resistance #Ali #CurtFlood #Kaepernick

We honored Curt Flood's contributions to the advancement of @mlb_players rights by commissioning a commemorative stamp for MLBPA use & Judy Pace Flood came in to speak and accept some mementos on his behalf #MLBPA50 #History #CurtFlood #UnionStrong #DaveWinfield #TonyClark -- Click the link in our bio to read more...

I found Madman "Don Draper" in the Cardinal's owners Sky Box! #Cardinals #HOF #CurtFlood #STL #madmen

One of my favorite ball players of all-time. Curt Flood, your story will live forever, and your impact will be felt into eternity. #baseball #curtflood #mlb #cardinals #contracts #sacrifice #visionary #freedom

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#SWIPE➡️| #ChampAcademics salutes ⚾️ Mr. Curtis Charles Flood, an #UnsungAthlete, for his ethical leadership! 📚 Research #CurtFlood, Godfather of Free Agency.
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"I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame. But when you weigh that against all the things that are really and truly important, things that are deep inside you, then I think I've succeeded." ~ #CurtFlood #artist #activist #MLB #ReserveClause #FreeAgent #Oakland #Pioneer #Baseball #History #FreeAgency #IAmAMan

In 1969, St. Louis Cardinal centerfielder Curt Flood was going to be traded. He refused to go to the Philadelphia Phillies. Teams “owned” players because of the reserve clause in their contracts. Flood argued that he was not a piece of property, sued Major League Baseball, and battled all the way to the Supreme Court. He ultimately lost which ended his career and destroyed his life. However, historians credit Flood’s battle with eventually ending the reserve clause system and making free agency possible. During his court battles, Flood frequently visited Denmark living in Copenhagen and here in Vedbæk near the beach and harbor. Denmark was his sanctuary where Flood said he was treated as neither a Black man nor an athlete—“just as a human being” #curtflood #baseball #stlouiscardinals #denmark #danmark #copenhagen #københavn #vedbæk #vedbækstrand #vedbækhavn

Curt Flood Act|Docket..."Furthermore" #curtflood #curtfloodact #jdlaw

Curt Flood Field in Oakland could use a new sign. Interesting dude, btw: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curt_Flood #curtflood

I often have to remind Myself that the sociopolitical history of sport is taught through the lens of Whoever is teaching.
As a Black American Woman coming from a FAMILY culture of sport, I see the Colin Kaepernick situation through a lens formed by watching, listening and researching the fates of athletes such as Paul Robeson, Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Curt Flood; and Muhammad Ali WHEN they used their athletic platform to speak out on societal issues. "The 49ers opened up their offseason conditioning on Monday of this week without Kaepernick, A few of his teammates are wondering why his fate for next season is taking so long to be decided. Time will tell of course, but regardless of anyone’s view on his politics or his on-field play, the complete lack of interest on the market is looking fishier and tougher to explain with each passing day."
Read: https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.forbes.com/sites/simonogus/2017/04/12/49ers-teammates-of-colin-kaepernick-speaking-out-in-their-surprise-he-still-remains-a-free-agent/amp/
#sport #sporthistory #blackathletes #athleticmindsetconsulting #colinkaepernick #paulrobeson #tommiesmith #johncarlos #curtflood #muhammadali #nfl

@Regrann from @1micwithbigmike - #OTD in 1971 The dismissal of #CurtFlood's suit against #MLB is upheld by US Supreme Court. Tune in to The 1 Mic with Big Mike podcast tonight at 7 on @spreaker. HEAR IT HERE: http://buff.ly/2oJmUk9⠀

#blackhistory #backintheday #FF #real #sports #talk #sportstalk #internetradio #podcast #podcasting #podcaster #ilovepodcasting #spreaker #itsjustdifferent #follow #followme - #regrann

#OTD in 1971 The dismissal of #CurtFlood's suit against #MLB is upheld by US Supreme Court. Tune in to The 1 Mic with Big Mike podcast tonight at 7 on @spreaker. HEAR IT HERE: http://buff.ly/2oJmUk9⠀

#blackhistory #backintheday #FF #real #sports #talk #sportstalk #internetradio #podcast #podcasting #podcaster #ilovepodcasting #spreaker #itsjustdifferent #follow #followme

Another picture of myself (#noglasses) and my shirt with a bunch of awesome athletic heroes who also made a social impact. #johncarlos #tommysmith #curtflood #billrussell #jackierobinson & #muhammadali

The fact that the BBHoF Veterans Committee has not voted CURT FLOOD into the BBHoF is unconscionable. He should be voted in because his fight against the reserve clause lead to the tremendous betterment of the players. #curtflood #mlb #bbhof #baseball #baseballhalloffame #bbhofveteranscommitee

Curt Flood became one of the pivotal figures in the sport's labor history when he refused to accept a trade following the 1969 season, ultimately appealing his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although his legal challenge was initially unsuccessful, it brought about additional solidarity among players as they fought against baseball's reserve clause and sought free agency. Flood's legacy was acknowledged in Congress in 1997 via the Baseball Fans and Communities Protection Act of 1997. Numbered HR 21 (Flood's Cardinals uniform number) and introduced in the House of Representatives on the first day of the 105th Congress by Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D–Michigan), the legislation established federal antitrust law protection for major league baseball players to the same extent as provided for other professional athletes. Similar legislation, titled the Curt Flood Act of 1998 and sponsored by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R–Utah), was introduced in the Senate and enacted into law the following year. #CurtFlood #TheReason #MLB #BHM #Lead #BlackHistoryMonth #IgniteChange 🔥⚾️

After the 1969 season, the St. Louis Cardinals traded their star center fielder, Curt Flood, to the Philadelphia Phillies, setting off a chain of events that would change professional sports forever. At the time there were no free agents, no no-trade clauses. When a player was traded, he had to report to his new team or retire. Unwilling to leave St. Louis and influenced by the civil rights movement, Flood chose to sue Major League Baseball for his freedom. His case reached the Supreme Court, where Flood ultimately lost. But by challenging the system, he created an atmosphere in which, just three years later, free agency became a reality. Flood’s decision cost him his career, but as this dramatic chronicle makes clear, his influence on sports history puts him in a league with Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali. #AWellPaidSlave #CurtFlood #MLB #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #IgniteBookSpotlight #IgniteChange 🔥⚾️

When traded to the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1969 season, Curt Flood refused to report to the team. He felt so disrespected by his own organization because the Cardinals sent second-level personnel to inform him of the trade that he was willing to forfeit his $100,000 contract in order to become a free agent. By taking a stand for what he believed in, the MLB implemented the 10/5 rule, which allows any player with ten years of MLB service, the last five with the same team, to veto any trade. Although true free agency wasn't granted to players until years later, Flood took a stand (and sacrificed his career) so that today's ballplayers could make the millions they do.

Flood played for 15 seasons and was a Gold Glove winner for seven consecutive seasons. .
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Salute "Curtis Charles Flood" aka The Father of Free Agency in pro sports. Many of favorite legendary athletes who you have enjoyed watching from #mlb #nba #nfl #nhl #soccer have Curt Flood to thank because of his fight against Major League Baseball's Reserve Clause in 1969 which trickled down to many other pro sports. This clause was basically salervy in pro sports which allowed the team who drafted you to essentially own you for the duration of your athletic career in turn not allowing the player the right to chose who they play for once their min service time was up. Curt's career would never be same once he selflessly fought for his fellow player and was essentially blackballed from the game. #kengriffeyjr #lebronjames #waynegretzky #christianoronaldo #barrybonds #shaquilleoneal #rogerclemens #alexrodriguez #blackexcellence #knowledge #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #blacklivesmatter #hero #fightforsomething #philanthropy #curtflood

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