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Baseball on TrialThe Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Nathaniel Grow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038198
eISBN:
9780252095993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038198.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The 1922 Federal Baseball Supreme Court ruling held that the “business of base ball” was not subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act because it did not constitute interstate commerce. This book explains ... More

The Big Leagues Go to WashingtonCongress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

David George Surdam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Between 1951 and 1989, Congress held a series of hearings to investigate the antitrust aspects of professional sports leagues. Among the concerns: ownership control of players, restrictions on new ... More

Bloomer GirlsWomen Baseball Pioneers

Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Debra A. Shattuck

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book is the first to document the transformation of America’s national pastime from a gender-neutral sport into a highly-gendered “man’s game.” For decades, most modern scholars of sport have ... More

Changing the PlaybookHow Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Howard P. Chudacoff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039782
eISBN:
9780252097881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039782.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book delves into the background and what-ifs surrounding seven defining moments that redefined college sports. These changes involved fundamental issues—race and gender, profit and power—that ... More

Cheating the SpreadGamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Albert J. Figone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Delving into the history of gambling and corruption in intercollegiate sports, this book recounts all of the major gambling scandals in college football and basketball. The book finds that game ... More

Cold War GamesPropaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Toby C. Rider

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040238
eISBN:
9780252098451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040238.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

It is the early Cold War. The Soviet Union appears to be in irresistible ascendance and moves to exploit the Olympic Games as a vehicle for promoting international communism. In response, the United ... More

Curt Flood in the MediaBaseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete

Curt Flood in the Media: Baseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete

Abraham Iqbal Khan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031380
eISBN:
9781621032564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031380.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book examines the public discourse surrounding Curt Flood (1938–1997), the star center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals throughout the 1960s. In 1969, Flood was traded to the Philadelphia ... More

England and the 1966 World CupA Cultural History

England and the 1966 World Cup: A Cultural History

John Hughson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096150
eISBN:
9781526115331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096150.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book considers the 1966 World Cup as a key ‘moment of modernity’ in England’s post-war history. The World Cup is examined within the complexity of the cultural, social and political change of ... More

Fame to InfamyRace, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book follows the paths of sports figures who were embraced by the general populace but who, through a variety of circumstances, real or imagined, found themselves falling out of favor. The ... More

Figure Skating in the Formative YearsSingles, Pairs, and the Expanding Role of Women

Figure Skating in the Formative Years: Singles, Pairs, and the Expanding Role of Women

James R. Hines

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039065
eISBN:
9780252097041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039065.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Once a winter pastime for socializing and courtship, skating evolved into the wildly popular competitive sport of figure skating, one of the few athletic arenas where female athletes hold a public ... More

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