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Fans of the World, Unite!: A (Capitalist) Manifesto for Sports Consumers

Stephen F. Ross and Stefan Szymanski

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756686
eISBN:
9780804769778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756686.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This book is a clarion call to sports fans. It proposes a significant restructuring of sports leagues. The book sets out a rational program for a revolution that will serve the best interests of the ... More


How Sports Fans Are Exploited

in Fans of the World, Unite!: A (Capitalist) Manifesto for Sports Consumers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756686
eISBN:
9780804769778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756686.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter focuses on several ways that consumers (i.e. sports fans) are hurt by the lack of an independent competition organizer and the presence of a clear-cut conflict between the interests of ... More


How a Restructured Sports League Would Work

in Fans of the World, Unite!: A (Capitalist) Manifesto for Sports Consumers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756686
eISBN:
9780804769778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756686.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter provides an in-depth explanation of how the two proposals that were forwarded in the previous chapters would work. These two proposals center on entry by merit and separation of the ... 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


Damn Yankees and Relocations <i>1964 and 1965</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/9780252039140.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the issue of franchise relocation. Legislators had two main concerns throughout the series of hearings: to procure teams for their constituents while avoiding losing teams via ... 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


An Overview of 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/9780252039140.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter provides an overview of the hearings conducted by Congress in the wake of player unrest after World War II and growing demand for new baseball franchises. The Congressional hearings ... More


The Courier League

Samuel O. Regalado

in Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037351
eISBN:
9780252094538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037351.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the proliferation of baseball in Seattle—another point of entry for the Japanese coming to the Americas in the late nineteenth century. The Seattle Japanese community was very ... More


Outside Class: A History of American Children’s Competitive Activities

Hilary Levey Friedman

in Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276758
eISBN:
9780520956698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276758.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter provides an overview of the development of competitive children's activities in the United States. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, compulsory education brought leisure time ... 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


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