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Curt Flood

LeBron James Owes His Earning Power To This 1960s Baseball Player

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.06.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Before "The Decision," before Robinson Cano was able to sign a $240 million contract, before Reggie White left the Eagles in 1993 and before the NBA s...

'Not Exactly Cooperstown' Celebrates Baseball's Rebels and Renegades

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.15.2014 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Based in Pasadena, the Baseball Reliquary includes a research archive, a traveling museum, and the Shrine of the Eternals, the organization's alternative to baseball's official Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

When I'm 64, Remembering '64

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

The upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be the first hosted by the New York Mets since 1964, reminding me that following the All-Star br...

Men in Sports Jerseys: Some Like It Haute?

Tom Semioli | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Tom Semioli

My wife, a career fashionista, has a name for grown men who actually appear attractive when adorned in a sports jersey. She calls them "professional athletes!"

Kyle Lohse Could Become This Generation's Curt Flood

Ben Berkon | Posted 04.27.2013 | Sports
Ben Berkon

Lohse, who is coming off a terrific 2012 campaign, where he hurled a career-best 134 ERA+ and 3.76 K/BB over 211 IP, still remains a free-agent.

Daughter Won't Rest Until Dad's In Hall Of Fame

Sporting News | David Steele | Posted 06.15.2011 | Sports

It's not that the annual Jackie Robinson Day festivities at Dodger Stadium Friday Night will be hijacked, exactly. It's just that one courageous, p...

Happy Anniversary, Free Agency

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

We have become so accustomed to multi-million dollar contracts for players in our favorite sports that we forget that it was not always so.

Baseball Justice

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Peter Dreier

Despite its noble history in transcending American racism, in recent years, Major League Baseball (MLB) has hardly distinguished itself as a paragon of American virtue or a pioneer for social justice or moral clarity.

American Needle and the NFL's Single Entity Argument

Gabriel A. Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gabriel A. Feldman

Recently, the NFL granted an exclusive license to Reebok to manufacture all NFL-licensed apparel. In response, American Needle is suing the NFL, claiming the exclusive license eliminates market competition for NFL apparel.

After the Flood

Arn Tellem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Arn Tellem

In 1969, Curt Flood sued baseball for $1 million. He ultimately lost his case, but set in motion the legal battle that would topple the reserve clause, which bound a player for life to a particular team.