Curt Flood — American Athlete born on January 18, 1938, died on January 20, 1997

Curtis Charles Flood was a Major League Baseball center fielder who spent 15-seasons in the major leagues playing for the Cincinnati Redlegs, St. Louis Cardinals, and Washington Senators... (wikipedia)

The baseball establishment is permissive about revelry.
Baseball was socially relevant, and so was my rebellion against it.
Whatever I contributed to the unique morale of the Cardinals was part of this growth, and so, of course, was my decision to have it out in public with the owners of organized baseball.
People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life, and they can't do it. I'm too happy.
I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame.