Friday, December 29, 2017

This Day In Baseball History

A few unusual but significant happenings on December 29 of various years.  Mostly because I didn't want to go a week without posting something....

1969     The New York Times reports Curt Flood will challenge the reserve clause by suing major league baseball. The Cardinals' outfielder's case, which will ultimately be appealed unsuccessfully in the U.S. Supreme Court, will pave the way for the players to overturn baseball's reserve clause in their attempt to gain free agency.

1973     Philip G. Epstein, an American screenwriter best known, along with his identical twin, Julius, and Howard Koch, for writing the 1942 Academy Award-winning screenplay for Casablanca, welcomes his fraternal twin grandsons into the world.

In twenty-eight years, the 60-second younger brother of Paul, Theo, will become the youngest GM in the history of major league baseball, when the Red Sox hired him in 2002.

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