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Author Weiss, Stuart L.

Title The Curt Flood story : the man behind the myth / Stuart L. Weiss.

Publication Info. Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2007.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  796.357092 FLOOD    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Biography - MPLG-6  B FLO    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  796.35764 WEI    AVAILABLE
Description vii, 251 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series Sports and American culture series
Sports and American culture series.
Summary "Examines Curt Flood's often troubled personal life and explores his possible motives for suing Major League Baseball in 1970. For challenging baseball's reserve system, which he likened to bondage, the St. Louis Cardinals center fielder in time was lionized. But this recognition came at great personal expense"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-246) and index.
Contents It takes a village -- Alone among the peckerwoods -- A minor in the majors -- The (almost) golden years -- A gold glove is tarnished -- The ultimatum -- The trade -- Trials and tribulations -- Second chance -- Last act.
Subject Flood, Curt, 1938-1997.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
African American baseball players -- Biography.
ISBN 9780826217400 alkaline paper
0826217400 alkaline paper

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