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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


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


Introduction

Nathaniel Grow

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038198
eISBN:
9780252095993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038198.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book examines the history of the Federal Baseball litigation and explains how Major League Baseball first came to be exempt from antitrust law. In a unanimous ruling, penned by Justice Oliver ... More


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


Economics of Antitrust

David George Surdam

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the economics of antitrust, with particular emphasis on how antitrust law affects professional team sports. In the late 1800s, Americans worried about the growing concentration ... More


Should Antitrust Apply to Sports? <i>1957 and 1958</i>

David George Surdam

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter focuses on the Congressional hearings conducted in 1957 and 1958 to address whether basketball, football, and hockey should be given a broad antitrust exemption similar to that of ... More


Introduction

David George Surdam

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book examines the economics of the antitrust aspects of the three professional sports leagues—Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Football League (NFL), and the National Basketball ... More


Epilogue

Nathaniel Grow

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038198
eISBN:
9780252095993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038198.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This epilogue explores issues arising from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.'s opinion in Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Inc. v. National League. It begins with a discussion of criticisms ... More


The Revolt of the Retailers: Independent Bookseller Activism

Laura J. Miller

in Reluctant Capitalists: Bookselling and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226525907
eISBN:
9780226525921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525921.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter explores the history of independent bookseller activism in the U.S. It explains that independent booksellers' activism took three related forms. These include the use of their trade ... More


The NFL’s Role in American History (Somebody’s Gotta Be Kidding)

Jesse Berrett

in Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041709
eISBN:
9780252050374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041709.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores crucial contradictions that went unremarked in the NFL’s crusade to make itself a bulwark of Americanism. From its image as a ruggedly capitalist enterprise (even as its ... More


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