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The Curt Flood story : the man behind the myth

Author: Stuart L Weiss
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2007.
Series: Sports and American culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weiss, Stuart L.
Curt Flood story.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608179412
Online version:
Weiss, Stuart L.
Curt Flood story.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2007
(OCoLC)631439181
Named Person: Curt Flood; Curt Flood
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart L Weiss
ISBN: 9780826217400 0826217400
OCLC Number: 77573838
Description: vii, 251 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Sports and American culture series.
Responsibility: Stuart L. Weiss.
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Curt Flood stirred up a hornet's nest by refusing to be traded to another team on the grounds that Major League Baseball's reserve system reduced him to the status of bondage. This book explores the  Read more...

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"Weiss has written a fine, passionate biography."--Publishers Weekly

 
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