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Skinker DeBaliviere in St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Curt Flood

Born January 13, 1938

 
 
Curt Flood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Curt Flood Marker
Inscription.  Proclaimed "baseball's best centerfielder" on a 1968 "Sports Illustraded" cover, three-time All-Star Curtis Charles Flood played 12 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinal. Flood won seven straight Gold Gloves from 1963-1969, hit .293 for his career and helped the Cardinals win the 1964 and 1967 World Series. Flood sued Major League Baseball when he was traded in 1969, asserting "I do not feel I am a piece of property to be bought and sold irrespective of my wishes." The legal battle effectively ended his playing career. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against his suit in 1972, but Curt Flood's stand helped the players win free agency in 1975, and passage of the Curt Flood Act in 1998 limited baseball's antitrust exemption.
 
Erected by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsSports. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, St. Louis Walk of Fame series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 13, 1938.
 
Location. 38° 39.312′ N, 90° 17.897′ W. Marker
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is in Skinker DeBaliviere in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of North Skinker Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6162 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donny Hathaway (here, next to this marker); Whitey Herzog (here, next to this marker); Cedric the Entertainer (here, next to this marker); Ntozake Shange (here, next to this marker); The 5th Dimension (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Hart Benton (a few steps from this marker); Henry Hampton (within shouting distance of this marker); William Holden (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Skinker DeBaliviere.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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