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Wed, 1970-08-12

 Judge Irving Cooper upholds baseball’s reserve clause in turning back the lawsuit filed by Curt Flood. The former All-Star outfielder had objected to being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies without his consent. Flood’s lawyer announces that he will appeal Cooper’s decision.

 

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