By Stuart L. Weiss
Curt Flood, former famous person heart fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, is a hero to many for selflessly sacrificing his occupation to problem baseball s reserve method. Sportswriters and enthusiasts have helped to color an image of Flood as a larger-than-life determine, a portrait that, unhappily, can't stand nearer inspection. This booklet unearths the true Flood extra guy than fantasy. Drawing on formerly untapped assets, Weiss explains how Flood s conflict opposed to the reserve procedure can't be understood in isolation from the non-public reviews that caused it, reminiscent of his adolescence in a dysfunctional domestic, his unwavering dedication to the Cardinals, and his alcoholism. It indicates that Flood was once neither a hero nor a martyr yet a sufferer of targeted conditions and his personal lifestyles.