Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri joined with a bipartisan and bicameral coalition of Members of Congress to call for former St. Louis Cardinals All-Star center fielder Curt Flood’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Flood’s courageous challenge to Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Reserve Clause, which helped create free agency within professional baseball and transformed professional sports. Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle will be sending a letter to the Chair of the Board of the National Baseball Hall of Fame urging the induction of Curt Flood.
Mr. Clay is also urging St. Louis Cardinal fans and everyone who loves Major League Baseball to do the same and record their support for Curt Flood’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame at his official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanClayMO1/
In his remarks at the joint press event, the Congressman said in-part:
“I always tell people that Black History is American History.
“We need to say the names, tell the stories, and honor the struggle. So today, we remember the courage and sacrifice of the late, great, Curt Flood. Curt…