What Every Baseball Fan Should Know:
The Curt Flood Case Part 3 (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. Part II explained just who Curt Flood was. Now we will examine the events that lead up to and the motivation that caused Curt to challenge the reserve clause.
Curt Flood in his own way was an activist who saw the world changing around him except in the realm of baseball, where the owners power and fiefdoms were still inviolate. What drove Curt to challenge them?