SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Gwendolyn Lockman
"In many ways, the twists and turns of baseball’s labor battle over salaries, pensions and more have reflected the ebbs and flows of labor power in the United States."
SOURCE: Washington Post
Curt Flood's legal battle against Major League Baseball opened the doors to free agency and empowered players as never before, but he fought it largely alone and it took a terrible personal toll on him.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Sportswriter Jemele Hill makes the case for Curt Flood as an advocate for the labor rights of ballplayers and especially the right of players of color to be paid for their skill, even at the cost of being blackballed from the game.
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