Baseball and the Law
Each chapter focuses on a distinctive legal aspect of the sport beginning with contracts and laws related to injuries sustained by spectators. The material addresses salary arbitration and grievances, gambling, steroid use, the reserve clause and antitrust exemption, and intellectual property.
Students also learn about free agency, the luxury tax, the baseball commissioner's power, strikes and lockouts, and defamation and privacy. The book underscores the importance of baseball's history, from segregation and the Negro league to its current global popularity.
Filled with real-world examples and cases, as well as expert commentary, Baseball and the Law will be of interest for those studying law, sports management, and popular culture.