Whatever I contributed to the unique morale of the Cardinals was part of this growth, and so, of course, was my decision to have it out in public with the owners of organized baseball.

- Curt Flood

I'm a child of the sixties, I'm a man of the sixties. During that period of time this country was coming apart at the seams. We were in Southeast Asia. Good men were dying for America and for the Constitution.

- Curt Flood

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.

- Curt Flood

I was leaving probably one of the greatest organizations in hte world at that time for what was probably one of the least like, and, by God, this is America.

- Curt Flood

All the grand work was laid for people who came after me. The Supreme Court decided not to give it to me, so they gave it to two white guys. I think that's what they were waiting for.

- Curt Flood

People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life, and they can't do it. I'm too happy.

- Curt Flood

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

- Curt Flood

I'll also say, yes, I think the change in black consciuosness in recent years has made me more sensitive to injustice in every area of my life.

- Curt Flood

I'd often wondered what would I do if I were ever traded, because it happened many, many times.

- Curt Flood

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

- Curt Flood