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Guest Host: Matthew Felling
He was the athlete who ushered in the era of free agency and million dollar contracts. In 1969, Curt Flood challenged the right of his baseball team to trade him, setting up a legal showdown that would reach the Supreme Court. We explore the evolution of labor rights in sports.
- Brad Snyder Author of "A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports" (Viking); and "Beyond The Shadow of the Senators: The Untold Story of The Homestead Grays and the Integration of Baseball" (McGraw-Hill)
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