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Curt Flood petitioned MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn for the right to entertain offers from other ball clubs. When Kuhn denied the request Flood, with the support of the MLB Players Association, responded by filing a lawsuit against the Commissioner and MLB.

The lawsuit, which charged that the reserve clause violated federal antitrust law and the 13th Amendment (abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude), was taken as high as the Supreme Court of the United States in 1970. Although the court did not rule in favor of Flood, the case and overall effort paved the way for free agency in MLB and influenced player transactions and compensation across sports going forward.

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The rerelease of The Sports Business Handbook includes fifty of the most significant sports-related moments that changed the industry. From the Black Power salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games to George Steinbrenner's purchase of the New York Yankees, these monumental events provide not only a sense of how far we've come, but where we may be heading as well. To celebrate these iconic moments in the industry, author Rick Horrow has teamed up with Staks to create 10 NFTs from among the list that capture these gamechangers.
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1969: Curt Flood Sets the Stage for Free Agents

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Curt Flood petitioned MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn for the right to entertain offers from other ball clubs. When Kuhn denied the request Flood, with the support of the MLB Players Association, responded by filing a lawsuit against the Commissioner and MLB.

The lawsuit, which charged that the reserve clause violated federal antitrust law and the 13th Amendment (abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude), was taken as high as the Supreme Court of the United States in 1970. Although the court did not rule in favor of Flood, the case and overall effort paved the way for free agency in MLB and influenced player transactions and compensation across sports going forward.

50 Sports Moments That Changed The Industry collection image
The rerelease of The Sports Business Handbook includes fifty of the most significant sports-related moments that changed the industry. From the Black Power salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games to George Steinbrenner's purchase of the New York Yankees, these monumental events provide not only a sense of how far we've come, but where we may be heading as well. To celebrate these iconic moments in the industry, author Rick Horrow has teamed up with Staks to create 10 NFTs from among the list that capture these gamechangers.
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