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A Whole New Ballgame 

The 1960s are a turbulent decade for America. There are race riots, anti-war protests, hippies, Woodstock. It is also a turbulent decade for baseball, as one by one its "sacred" institutions fall.

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The 1960s are a turbulent decade for America. There are race riots, anti-war protests, hippies, Woodstock. It is also a turbulent decade for baseball, as one by one its "sacred" institutions fall.

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27 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Narrator: In October of 1969, veteran centerfielder Curt Flood of the St. Louis Cardinals got word that he was to be traded to Philadelphia. The Phillies were a second-division team known for their hostility toward black players, and Flood did not wish to move his family or to leave his business interests behind.
Curt Flood: I often wondered what would I do if I were ever traded, because it had happened many, many times. It was, in quote, "part of the game." And then suddenly, it happened to me. I was leaving one of...
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Wipe Out
Written by Robert Berryhill, Patrick Connolly, Jim Fuller & Ronald Wilson
Published by Miraleste Music Co.
Performed by The Surfaris
Courtesy of MCA Records
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A Decade Of Turmoil In & Out Of Baseball
12 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This segment of Ken Burns "Baseball" centers on a decade in which the country was in a big mess with riots everywhere, political assassinations, big social changes and a huge change in labor-business relations in baseball. The players hire Marvin Miller, a labor lawyer, to represent them. Since the writer and producer of this series is definitely Left Wing, you get a lot of bias toward labor here. A lot of that, however, was justified as the owners had too much power for too long. (Sadly, now the pendulum has switched too far in the other direction.).

The "reserve clause" is the big topic here and Curt Flood, the St. Louis Cardinal, who challenged and beat it - giving the players free agency ever since, is spotlighted here.

They still cover a decent amount on on-field action here with features on Carl Yazstremski, Stan "The Man" Musial, Sandy Koufax, Roger Maris, Bob Gibson, Frank Robinson and others. World Series highlights include Bill Mazeroski's ninth inning home run to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a championship. The decade ends with "The Amazin' Mets."


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