Curt Flood

United States

Baseball

B: January 18, 1938
D: January 20, 1997

Three-Time All-Star

Flood played for two seasons for the Cincinnati Reds (1956-'57) before being traded to St. Louis and finding a home in the Cardinal outfield for the next twelve seasons. During his tenure with the Cards he helped them win two World Series (1964 & '67), appeared in three All-Star games (1964, '66 & '68) and won seven Gold Gloves (1963-'69). Flood gained his greatest fame after being traded by St. Louis to the Philadelphia Phillies after the 1969 season. Flood refused to report to the Phillies and challenged baseball's reserve clause which was standard in every player contract. The Player's Association backed Flood, but he lost his court case, sat out the 1970 season and eventually finished his career playing 13 games for the Washington Senators in 1971. In time, the reserve clause was defeated and that led to widespread free agency in baseball. Flood died from throat cancer at age 59.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT

PLACE

POINTS

MONEY

EVENT WINS
1979 Preliminary 1
13
0
$1,000
None
TOTALS

0

$1,000

0


PERSONAL BESTS
Points Scored

0

1979 Preliminary 1


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