Baseball's Forgotten Brotherhood, The First Athlete Union in American Pro Sports
In 1885, baseball players revolted against low pay and the reserve clause, forming a union and creating their own league. They ultimately failed, but their struggle still resonates.
Throwback Thursday: Danny Gardella's Forgotten Challenge to Baseball's Reserve Clause
Decades before Curt Flood, there was little-known Danny Gardella, a fly-ball-phobic journeyman whose offseason Mexican League play led to a court case that nearly upended MLB's reserve clause.
Throwback Thursday: When Curt Flood Tried To Get Free
In 1969, Curt Flood went up against baseball's reserve clause, which kept players beholden to their teams forever. He didn't win, but he started something big.
Throwback Thursday: The End of the Reserve Clause
Players like David Price and Zack Greinke have Peter Seitz, and his monumental ruling against baseball's owners in 1975, to thank for their recent record-setting contracts.