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The Reserve Clause

Stuart Banner

in The Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199930296
eISBN:
9780190254575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199930296.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the history of the reserve clause, a standard term in player contracts in Major League Baseball that effectively bound a player to his team for his entire career, and how it led ... More


Player Rights <i>1951 and 1957</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/9780252039140.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines one of the most contentious issues in professional sports leagues that were tackled at the Congressional hearings in 1951 and 1957: player rights. The reserve clause and the ... 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


The End of the Reserve Clause

Stuart Banner

in The Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199930296
eISBN:
9780190254575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199930296.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the end of the reserve clause, a standard term in player contracts in Major League Baseball that effectively bound a player to his team for his entire career, paving the way ... More


A Brief History of Professional Team Sports

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/9780252039140.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter traces the history of professional team sports in order to place the issues covered in the Congressional hearings in the proper context. It first considers the rise of baseball as ... More


The Rivalry Begins: 1913

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/9780252038198.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the history of the rivalry between the Federal League and the American and National leagues and how it culminated in a legal battle. The Federal League of Professional Base Ball ... More


Baseball as a Domestic Monopoly: Developing Power

Robert F. Lewis

in Smart Ball: Marketing the Myth and Managing the Reality of Major League Baseball

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732078
eISBN:
9781604732177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732078.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter traces the business history of Major League Baseball (MLB), showing it to be both a positive complement and a negative contradiction to its role as a sport. The chapter tackles both the ... 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


A Look Back at the Hearings

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/9780252039140.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This conclusion discusses the aftermath of the Congressional hearings. During the hearings, the owners' general prerogatives survived essentially intact, although free agency of some sort was ... 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


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