Curt Flood’s contribution to baseball and sports as a whole isn’t just limited to the work that he has done inside the diamond but also outside of it. Flood was the first to refuse a trade and bring the matter to court which allowed other sportsmen to follow suit opening up a slew of options for ballplayers.
Flood spent most of his career playing for the St. Louis Cardinals in the Major League Baseball. He was a center fielder for the team. His debut to professional baseball was with the Cincinnati Redlegs after he signed with the team in 1956. He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1957 and became a defensive player for the team. He started getting noticed after Johnny Keane became in-charge of the Cardinals. He was able to earn a hitting average of .296 in 1961 and then .302 in the succeeding year. In 1962, Flood would earn his first Golden Glove. He would continue to receive Golden Gloves consecutively until 1969.
Flood made it to the All-Star selection in 1964, 1966 and 1968 and, together with the Cardinals, became World Series champion in 1964 and 1967.
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