The Curious Case of Curt Flood

This HBOSports documentary, airing tonight (Wednesday), delves into the forward thinking actions of one Curt Flood.

Flood became one of the pivotal figures in the sport's labor history when he refused to accept a trade following the 1969 season, ultimately appealing his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although his legal challenge was unsuccessful, it brought about additional solidarity among players as they fought against baseball's reserve clause and sought free agency.

Flood's wife, actress Judy Pace Flood, is helping to promote the documentary.