11 in HIGH x 8.1875 in WIDE
(27.94 cm HIGH x 20.80 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

MAY -4 1978 (stamped in purple ink onto caption affixed to back); "Curt Flood" (caption affixed to back)

Proof print in orange and black. Photo depicts sports announcers Bud Foster (left) and Curt Flood (right) wearing headsets and with a microphone in front of them as they provide play-by-play coverage for the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. Foster is wearing a dark shirt and a midtone blazer. Flood is wearing a white collared shirt, open at the neck, and a plaid blazer. Foster's glasses sit on paperwork spread out in front of him and his hands are reaching for his headset. Beneath the photo is text that reads: "(OAS1)OAKLAND, CALIF.,MAY 2--MAKING HIS DEBUT--Curt Flood, 40, right, and fellow announcer Bud Foster don their headsets as the new play-by-play team for the Oakland A's Tuesday night at the Oakland Coliseum. Flood, formerly with the St. Louis Cardinals, has been out of baseball since 1971, the year after he took his challenge of the reserve clause to the U.S. Supreme Court and lost. They begin their broadcasts Wednesday after a dry run Tuesday. (AP Laserphoto)(jp320 30stf-rhh) 1978" The image of Bud Foster has been crossed out in red ink for reproduction purposes.

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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