Tag Archive: Curt Flood

Apr 27

This Date in Washington Senators History – Ken McMullen traded for Aurelio Rodriguez

April 27 1947 – It’s Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. 58,339 fans in attendance hear the Babe give his farewell address. Ruth, who was suffering from throat cancer would succumb to the disease the next year. The Senators spoil the tribute winning 1-0 with the Senators Sid Hudson getting the victory over Spurgeon (Spud) …

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Nov 03

This Date in Washington Senators History – Short makes another controversial trade

November 3 1970 For the second time in less than a month, Bob Short makes another controversial trade. Short deals 3 minor leaguers, Greg Goossen, Gene Martin and Jeff Terpko, to the Phillies for the right to negotiate with former Cardinals star OF Curt Flood. Flood had sat out 1970 after refusing to report to …

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Apr 05

Hearts and Diamonds

  By Ernie Kyger My Dad pointed up toward the roof of DC Stadium and kidded me that they held motorcycle races up there when the Senators weren’t playing. I may have been only 8 years old, but I still didn’t believe him. We walked up to the ticket window where there was a sign …

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Jan 16

This Date in Washington Senators History

January 16 1970 Gold Glove outfielder Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball’s reserve clause, a suit that will have historic implications. Flood refused to report to the Phillies after he was traded by the Cardinals, contending the baseball rule violates federal antitrust laws. Senators Birthdays Robert Allen Baird B Jan. 16, 1940 D …

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Dec 29

This Date in Washington Senators History

December 29 1970 The New York Times reports that Curt Flood will sue major league baseball and challenge the reserve clause. Flood would make his way back to the major leagues for 20 games as a Senator in 1971, his last stint in the major leagues. Senators Birthdays Thomas Herbert Upton B Dec. 29, 1926 …

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Jul 15

Hearts and Diamonds

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By Ernie Kyger My Dad pointed up toward the roof of DC Stadium and kidded me that they held motorcycle races up there when the Senators weren’t playing. I may have been only 8 years old, but I still didn’t believe him. We walked up to the ticket window where there was a sign that …

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