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The Battle that Forged Modern Baseball
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Daniel R. Levitt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

In 1914 and 1915 the newly formed Federal League struggled for profits and Major League status, the established leagues battled to stop them, and the players organized baseball's first real union. The consequences of this battle would shape the business of baseball and American professional sports in general for many
The Outlaw League and the Battle That Forged Modern Baseball
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Daniel R. Levitt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-01 - Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub

In late 1913 the newly formed Federal League declared itself a Major League in competition with the established National and American Leagues. Backed by some of America's wealthiest merchants and industrialists, the new organization posed a real challenge to baseball's prevailing structure, although it struggled for profits. The established leagues
Baseball on Trial
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Nathaniel Grow
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-15 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

The controversial 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. In Baseball on Trial, legal scholar Nathaniel Grow defies conventional wisdom to explain why the unanimous Supreme Court opinion authored
Baseball Meets the Law
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Ed Edmonds, Frank G. Houdek
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-23 - Publisher: McFarland

Baseball and law have intersected since the primordial days. In 1791, a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ordinance prohibited ball playing near the town’s meeting house. Ball games on Sundays were barred by a Pennsylvania statute in 1794. In 2015, a federal court held that baseball’s exemption from antitrust laws applied to franchise
Breaking Babe Ruth
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Edmund F. Wehrle
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-31 - Publisher: University of Missouri Press

Rather than as a Falstaffian figure of limited intellect, Edmund Wehrle reveals Babe Ruth as an ambitious, independent operator, one not afraid to challenge baseball’s draconian labor system. To the baseball establishment, Ruth’s immense popularity represented opportunity, but his rebelliousness and potential to overturn the status quo presented a threat.