Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Curt Flood -Would have been 74 today. Fromer Red farmhand and pioneer of modern baseball.
Some Curt Flood quotes:
"I was told by the general manager that a white player had received a higher raise than me because white people required more money to live than black people. That is why I wasn't going to get a raise."
"All the grand work was laid for people who came after me. The Supreme Court decided not to give it to me, so they gave it to two white guys. I think that's what they were waiting for."
"I'm a child of the sixties, I'm a man of the sixties. During that period of time this country was coming apart at the seams. We were in Southeast Asia. Good men were dying for America and for the Constitution."
"Baseball regards us as sheep."
"If you destroyed the underpinnings of this great American sport, you are a hated, ugly, detestable person."
"People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life, and they can't do it. I'm too happy."