Curt Flood Stats

Curt Flood was born on Tuesday, January 18, 1938, in Houston, Texas. Flood was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 9, 1956, with the Cincinnati Redlegs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Curt Flood baseball stats page.

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"Today's players should know Curt Flood. Few do. It was Flood who, when the Cardinals traded him to the Washington Senators after the 1969 season, first challenged baseball's reserve clause-which bound players for life to the clubs that first signed them-in court. He lost, but baseball was shaken. Five years later, a federal court effectively killed the reserve clause. Salaries skyrocketed." - Tribune Staff Writer Alan Solomon (Chicago Tribune, 07/25/1993, 'Flood Proud Of Rebel Role', Source )

Curt Flood

Curt Flood Autograph on a 1992 Action Packed (#72)

Curt Flood Autograph on a 1992 Action Packed (#72)

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Birth Name:
Curtis Charles Flood
Nickname:
Curt
Born On:
01-18-1938  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Houston, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-20-1997 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Los Angeles, California
Cemetery:
Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California
High School:
Oakland Technical High School (Oakland, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
165
First Game:
09-09-1956 (Age 18)
Last Game:
04-25-1971
Draft:
Not Applicable

Curt Flood

Curt Flood Pitching Stats

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Curt Flood

Curt Flood Hitting Stats

1956 18 Redlegs 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1957 19 Redlegs 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.333
1958 20 Cardinals 121 422 50 110 17 2 10 0 41 31 1 56 4 0 4 17 .261 .317 .382
1959 21 Cardinals 121 208 24 53 7 3 7 0 26 16 0 35 0 2 0 6 .255 .305 .418
1960 22 Cardinals 140 396 37 94 20 1 8 0 38 35 7 54 4 4 4 12 .237 .303 .354
1961 23 Cardinals 132 335 53 108 15 5 2 0 21 35 2 33 7 0 3 6 .322 .391 .415
1962 24 Cardinals 151 635 99 188 30 5 12 0 70 42 0 57 8 6 10 11 .296 .346 .416
1963 25 Cardinals 158 662 112 200 34 9 5 0 63 42 3 57 6 2 2 5 .302 .345 .403
1964 26 Cardinals 162 679 97 211 25 3 5 0 46 43 1 53 11 1 5 9 .311 .356 .378
1965 27 Cardinals 156 617 90 191 30 3 11 0 83 51 4 50 6 3 6 10 .310 .366 .421
1966 28 Cardinals 160 626 64 167 21 5 10 1 78 26 0 50 7 4 4 11 .267 .298 .364
1967 29 Cardinals 134 514 68 172 24 1 5 0 50 37 1 46 4 5 2 8 .335 .378 .414
1968 30 Cardinals 150 618 71 186 17 4 5 0 60 33 2 58 6 4 5 8 .301 .339 .366
1969 31 Cardinals 153 606 80 173 31 3 4 0 57 48 1 57 9 2 7 13 .285 .344 .366
1971 33 Senators 13 35 4 7 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 .200 .300 .200
15 Years 1,759 6,357 851 1,861 271 44 85 1 636 444 22 609 72 33 52 117 .293 .342 .389

Curt Flood

Curt Flood Fielding Stats

1957 Redlegs 2B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1957 Redlegs 3B 2 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1958 Cardinals 3B 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1958 Cardinals CF 120 110 3,024 371 3.1 363 347 16 8 3 n/a n/a n/a .978 3.24
1959 Cardinals 2B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1959 Cardinals CF 103 48 1,590 153 1.5 148 147 1 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.51
1959 Cardinals LF 2 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1959 Cardinals RF 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
1960 Cardinals 3B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1960 Cardinals CF 132 116 3,099 293 2.2 291 284 7 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .993 2.54
1960 Cardinals LF 2 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1961 Cardinals CF 119 84 2,385 257 2.2 253 240 13 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.86
1962 Cardinals CF 151 151 4,032 398 2.6 394 385 9 4 5 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.64
1963 Cardinals CF 158 157 462 420 2.7 415 403 12 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .988 24.25
1964 Cardinals CF 162 160 471 401 2.5 396 388 8 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .988 22.70
1965 Cardinals CF 151 151 4,062 361 2.4 356 349 7 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.37
1966 Cardinals CF 159 155 459 399 2.5 399 394 5 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 23.47
1967 Cardinals CF 126 124 3,276 323 2.6 319 315 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.63
1968 Cardinals CF 149 147 4,026 402 2.7 395 384 11 7 4 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.65
1969 Cardinals CF 152 149 3,996 382 2.5 378 366 12 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.55
1971 Senators CF 10 8 213 18 1.8 17 17 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.15
CF Totals 1,692 1,560 31,095 4,178 2.5 4,124 4,019 105 54 28 n/a n/a n/a .987 3.58
3B Totals 4 0 15 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
LF Totals 4 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2B Totals 2 0 9 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
RF Totals 1 1 24 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.38
14 Years 1,703 1,561 31,155 4,183 2.5 4,129 4,024 105 54 28 n/a n/a n/a .987 3.58

Curt Flood

Curt Flood Miscellaneous Stats

1956 Redlegs 0 0 .000 1 4 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 - - -
1957 Redlegs 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 3.0 0.0 3.0 - - -
1958 Cardinals 2 12 .143 0 4 n/a 42.2 7.5 10.3 - - -
1959 Cardinals 2 1 .667 12 25 n/a 29.7 5.9 8.0 - - -
1960 Cardinals 0 3 .000 4 8 n/a 49.5 7.3 10.4 - - -
1961 Cardinals 6 2 .750 12 16 n/a 167.5 10.2 16.0 - - -
1962 Cardinals 8 6 .571 0 0 n/a 52.9 11.1 9.1 - - -
1963 Cardinals 17 12 .586 1 0 n/a 132.4 11.6 10.5 - - -
1964 Cardinals 8 11 .421 1 1 n/a 135.8 12.8 14.8 - - -
1965 Cardinals 9 3 .750 5 0 n/a 56.1 12.3 7.4 - - -
1966 Cardinals 14 7 .667 2 0 n/a 62.6 12.5 8.0 - - -
1967 Cardinals 2 2 .500 10 0 n/a 102.8 11.2 10.3 - - -
1968 Cardinals 11 6 .647 2 0 n/a 123.6 10.7 10.3 - - -
1969 Cardinals 9 7 .563 3 0 n/a 151.5 10.6 10.6 - - -
1971 Senators 0 1 .000 2 2 n/a 0.0 17.5 17.5 - - -
15 Years 88 73 .547 56 61 n/a 74.8 10.4 10.0 - - -

Curt Flood

Curt Flood Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1956 Cincinnati Redlegs 27 $4,000.00 - -
1957 Cincinnati Redlegs 14 $4,000.00 - -
1958 St. Louis Cardinals 42 , 21 $5,000.00 - -
1959 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $12,000.00 - -
1960 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $12,500.00 - -
1961 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $13,500.00 - -
1962 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $16,000.00 - -
1963 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $17,500.00 - -
1964 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $23,000.00 Stats Stats
1965 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $35,000.00 - -
1966 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $45,000.00 Stats -
1967 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $50,000.00 - Stats
1968 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $72,000.00 Stats Stats
1969 St. Louis Cardinals 21 $90,000.00 - -
1971 Washington Senators 21 $110,000.00 - -

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Did you know that Curt Flood was an exceptional outfielder winning seven Gold Gloves (all consecutively, 1963-1969) and in 1966, he entered the record books as only the second National League outfielder ( Danny Litwhiler in 1942 was the first) in history to play in at least 150 games without committing a single error ( Outfielder Error Records )?

Curt Flood Notice to Player of Release or Transfer
Curt Flood Notice to Player of Release or Transfer
Curt Flood, on October 8, 1969, was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies . His Notice to Player of Release or Transfer can be seen above. Flood was a St. Louis Cardinals team captain and learned of the trade from a reporter. He did not want to be traded and sent the letter seen below to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn:
Curt Flood Letter to Bowie K. Kuhn
Curt Flood Letter to Commissioner Bowie K. Kuhn
Commissioner Kuhn denied Flood's request for free agency, citing the propriety of the reserve clause and its inclusion in Flood's 1969 contract. On January 16, 1970, Flood filed a $1 million lawsuit against Kuhn and Major League Baseball, alleging violation of federal antitrust laws. Flood was making $90,000 that season and likened the reserve clause to slavery. Flood v. Kuhn (407 U.S. 258) was argued before the Supreme Court on March 20, 1972. Flood's attorney, former Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, asserted that the reserve clause depressed wages and limited players to one team for life. Major League Baseball's counsel countered that Commissioner Kuhn had acted "for the good of the game." On June 19, 1972, the Supreme Court, invoking the principle of stare decisis ("to stand by things decided"), ruled 5-3 in favor of Major League Baseball, citing as precedent a 1922 ruling in Federal Baseball Club v. National League (259 U.S. 200). Read more about " Curt Flood v Bowie Kuhn, et al ".

The St. Louis Cardinals have had eight players with two-or-more back-to-back 200-hit seasons: Lou Brock (1970-1971), Jesse Burkett (1899-1900-1901), Taylor Douthit (1929-1930), Rogers Hornsby (1920-1921-1922 & 1924-1925), Curt Flood (1963-1964), Joe Medwick (1935-1936-1937), Stan Musial (1948-1949), and Joe Torre (1970-1971).

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