What Every Baseball Fan Should Know:
The Curt Flood Case Part 2 (of 4)
By Jonathan Leshanski
In part I of this article we explained the history of the reserve clause and set the table for the understanding of what was to be a battle similar to that of David and Goliath. In one corner we had organized baseball with all the money of the owners and the media as well as fans who just did not understand what the battle was about and who mistakenly believed that Curt Flood was attacking their game. In the other corner we had the players who were rather downtrodden and still not sure that they could challenge the powers that be. In their corner was their hope - a man named Curt Flood.
So who was Curt Flood?