11 in HIGH x 7.75 in WIDE
(27.94 cm HIGH x 19.68 cm WIDE)
Oakland Tribune Collection, Oakland Museum of California, gift of ANG Newspapers

Black and white proof print photograph and text. Photo image depicts baseball announcer Bud Foster (left) and former baseball player Curt Flood (right). They are standing inside the Oakland Athletics' broadcast booth at the Oakland Coliseum and the field and stadium can be seen in the background below them. Foster is wearing check pants and a black jacket and Flood is wearing a dark shirt and plaid jacket. Text below image reads: "(FX4) OAKLAND, May 1--RETURNING TO BASEBALL--St. Louis Cardinals star Curt Flood, right, who is returning to baseball as one of the Oakland A's new radio announcers, poses in the broadcast booth at the Oakland Coliseum with radio veteran Bud Foster who will do the play-by-play. A dress rehearsal is scheduled by station KNEW on Tuesday night when the A's meet Toronto in Oakland. (AP Laserphoto)(see AP sports wire story)(mw21230stf-dy) 1978" In the above text "Curt Flood" is circled in black 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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