How he left St. Louis has to be discussed.
Flood was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, a team he refused to report for. This led to a lawsuit where he challenged Major League Baseball’s reserve clause. Flood lost, and barring a few games with the expansion Washington Senators he was essentially blackballed from the Majors, but his actions would lead to a domino effect that would create free agency, which would lead to the high salaries that baseball players enjoy today.The players today owe a great deal to the sacrifices of Curt Flood.
St. Louis chose Flood for their franchise Hall of Fame in 2015.
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