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A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports

2 Ratings: 5.0
2007 non-fiction book by Brad Snyder

Curt Flood and the landmark Supreme Court case that changed  professional sports forever Upon being traded to the Philadelphia  Phillies in 1969, Curt Flood, an All-Star center fielder for the St.  Louis Cardinals, wanted … see full wiki

Author: Brad Snyder
Genre: History of Sports
Publisher: Viking Adult
Date Published: October 5, 2006
2 reviews about A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for...
review by . August 24, 2010
Every professional athlete who ever took their $200,000 Maybach off the dealership curb at 120mph would do well to spend some time with Curt Flood - familiarizing themselves with the man who single-handedly made their bling, their "ride" and their brain dead self-involvement not only possible but, with a nod to the school of unintended consequences, the mother's milk of SportsCenter, MTV and countless police blotters.      Unfortunately, the only thing you might …
review by . December 01, 2008
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It has been so many years since the events depicted in "A Well Paid Slave" took place that I had largely forgotten a good deal of the story. In fact, I am ashamed to admit that I was unaware or had completely forgotten that Curt Flood passed away more than a decade ago. The story of Curt Flood was one that desperately needed to be told. I certainly needed to be reminded of the tremendous sacrifices that this man made when he gave up literally everything to challenge baseball's sacrosanct …
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