10 in HIGH x 3.625 in WIDE
(25.40 cm HIGH x 9.21 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

#12 (handwritten in pencil on back); "JUL 30 1958" (stamped on back in purple ink)

Black and white portrait photograph of Curt Flood in his St. Louis Cardinals baseball uniform: white or gray jersey with cardinal (bird) logo and red cap with "SL" logo. Camera angle is looking up at Flood and one can see the number "42" written beneath the bill of his cap. Beneath the photograph is text that reads, "(NY8-July 22) HOMERS--Curt Flood, St. Louis outfielder, hit his sixth home run of the season last night in the fourteenth inning to give the Cards a 5 to 4 victory over Milwaukee. (APWire-photo) (OB30700fls) 58." In the caption beneath the photo, "Curt" has been underlined and "Flood," has been circled in red ink.

Curt FloodFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curt_Flood (5/3/2007)Curtis Charles Flood (January 18, 1938 _ January 20, 1997) was a Major League Baseball player who spent most of his career as a center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. A defensive standout, he led the National League in putouts four times and in fielding percentage twice, winning Gold Glove Awards in his last seven full seasons from 1963-1969. He also batted over .300 six times, and led the NL in hits (211) in 1964. He retired with the third most games in center field (1683) in NL history, trailing only Willie Mays and Richie Ashburn.His major claim to fame is becoming one of the pivotal figures in the sport's labor history when he refused to accept a trade following the 1969 season, ultimately appealing his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although his legal challenge was unsuccessful, it brought about additional solidarity among players as they fought against baseball's reserve clause and sought free agency.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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