Born: January 6, 1920, Hartford, Alabama
Died: April 4, 1999, Venice, Florida
Washington Senators (1939-1944, 1946-1948), Cleveland Indians (1949-1957, 1963), Chicago White Sox (1958-1962)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1972
This Day in Baseball History
On June 19, 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court rules against former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood, who had sued Major League Baseball over the reserve clause after being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. The ruling upholds baseball’s antitrust exemption, which was originally granted in 1922.