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:
- History of the reserve clause;
- Profile Curt Flood's career and what he sought to do;
- Examine the Supreme Court's ruling;
- 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.