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

Stuart Banner

Abstract

The impact of antitrust law on sports is in the news all the time, especially when there is labor conflict between players and owners, or when a team wants to move to a new city. And if the majority of Americans have only the vaguest sense of what antitrust law is, most know one thing about it—that baseball is exempt. This book illuminates the series of court rulings that resulted in one of the most curious features of our legal system: baseball's exemption from antitrust law. The book provides a history of the game as seen through the prism of an extraordinary series of courtroom battles, ran ... More

Keywords: antitrust law, labor conflict, court rulings, baseball, courtroom battles, Flood v. Kuhn

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199930296
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199930296.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart Banner, author
UCLA, Norman Abrams Professor of Law