Curt Flood’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

January 18, 1938

Death Date

Jan 20, 1997

Age of Death

59 years

Cause of Death

N/A

Profession

Baseball Player

The baseball player Curt Flood died at the age of 59. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

MLB center fielder who won 7 Gold Glove Awards and became famous for refusing to accept a trade in 1969, opening up the route to free agency.

He had five children; they are named Debbie, Gary, Shelly, Scott, and Curt Flood, Jr.

Flood was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1995. Chemotherapy and throat surgery left him unable to speak. He died in January 1997 at age 59.

Quotes

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If you destroyed the underpinnings of this great American sport, you are a hated, ugly, detestable person.

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It was so difficult for the fans to understand my problems with baseball.

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I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame.

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I was told by the general manager that a white player had received a higher raise than me. Because white people required more money to live than black people. That is why I wasn’t going to get a raise.

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Baseball regards us as sheep.