An average run-of-the-mill baseball trade after the ’69 season.
Changed sports and immensely baseball.
A stellar centerfielder with two World Series rings.
Adamant about his right to make a living whatsoever.

He shunted Philly’s brotherly Love.
Challenged the archaic reserve clause.
It will chose the location that you desire to play.
Left the game and set change in motion.

A Bicentennial revolution commenced itself in ’76.
Slay the current system, it is open season finally.
Baseball was the pioneer, Mr Flood led the way.
Accelerating contracts, mansions built.

A ballplayer, a sure fire success for life.
An average half of a billion now looms.
A slash-hitting centerfielder led the way.
Kept out of the Hall of Fame for selfish reasons.