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Posted October 18, 2010
Any baseball fan growing up in the 50's or 60's will find this story, especially, in retrospect, unbelievable. The author uses definitive sources and court documents to explain this sometimes complex, but always entertaining story. Hard to believe that, for example, the year Flood filed suit against major league baseball, 1969, the minimum salary was just raised to $10,000. Flood basically gave up his career for a principle, even when support from other players was virtually non existent and the deck in the courts was stacked against him. Even after the Supreme Court decision in favor of Major League Baseball, the owners saw the handwriting on the wall. Flood lost but a new millionaire status for players and owners became a reality.Any fan trying to understand why a .240 hitting shortstop makes $6 today million will be interested in this well researched and interesting book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.