A Well-Paid Slave
Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports
By (author) Brad Snyder
Format: Paperback / softback
Normal Price: $33.38
Your Price: $30.04 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.34! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.50 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Well-Paid Slave by Brad Snyder
Book DescriptionAfter the 1969 season, the St. Louis Cardinals traded their star center fielder, Curt Flood, to the Philadelphia Phillies, setting off a chain of events that would change professional sports forever. At the time there were no free agents, no no-trade clauses. When a player was traded, he had to report to his new team or retire. Unwilling to leave St. Louis and influenced by the civil rights movement, Flood chose to sue Major League Baseball for his freedom. His case reached the Supreme Court, where Flood ultimately lost. But by challenging the system, he created an atmosphere in which, just three years later, free agency became a reality. Flood s decision cost him his career, but as this dramatic chronicle makes clear, his influence on sports history puts him in a league with Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali."
Buy Well-Paid Slave book by Brad Snyder from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780452288911
Paperback / softback
(208mm x 149mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Plume Books
Publisher: Plume Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Brad Snyder
House of Truth, Hardback (March 2017)
The story of a how the inhabitants of a modest row house in the Washington neighborhood of Dupont Circle in the early years of the 20th century helped to shape the future of American liberalism.
Fire in My Eyes, Hardback (August 2016)» View all books by Brad Snyder
Brad Snyder's inspiring journey from the Naval Academy to Afghanistan, from being blinded by an IED to winning Paralympic gold
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Well-Paid Slave book by Brad Snyder and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Brad Snyder
Brad Snyder s writing has appeared in numerous publications, including "The Baltimore Sun," "The Washington Post," and the "St. Petersburg Times." His previous book, "Beyond the Shadow" "of the Senators," won the Robert Peterson Recognition Award from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and was a finalist for SABR s Seymour Medal, Spitball Magazine s Casey Award, and Elysian Fields Quarterly s Dave Moore Award. He is a graduate of Duke University and Yale Law School."
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687