Course Details

921: Curt Flood's At-Bat Against Baseball's Reserve Clause and the Fight for Free Agency

July 12, 13, 14
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Curt Flood stood tall in a fight to free himself (and other baseball players) from the long-standing reserve clause that kept a player from moving to another team. 

This short will explore:

  1. History of the reserve clause; 
  2. Profile Curt Flood's career and what he sought to do;
  3. Examine the Supreme Court's ruling;
  4. What came next

This study group has a high class size capacity.

Class Type: Lecture and Discussion

Class Format: Online

Hours of Reading: No reading

Study Group Leader(s):

Stephen Klatsky

Stephen Klatsky is a life-long baseball fan and retired labor and employment law attorney. He is Bronx-born near Yankee Stadium, was a vendor at Shea Stadium during HS, ticket seller at the Potomac Cannons, and an original Nats season ticket holder. He has taught several classes on baseball: from the Glory Days of NYC to each teams' first black player.