Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Baseball TrustA History of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Stuart Banner

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199930296

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199930296.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 20 October 2021

The Birth of the Antitrust Exemption

The Birth of the Antitrust Exemption

(p.91) 4 The Birth of the Antitrust Exemption
The Baseball Trust

Stuart Banner

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the origins of baseball's so-called “antitrust exemption.” It first examines the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the 1922 case Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore v. National League, in which it decided that the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 did not apply to professional baseball on the ground that baseball was not a form of interstate commerce. It then looks at other Supreme Court cases that tested baseball's immunity from federal antitrust law, including the Toolson v. New York Yankees (1953), the antitrust suit filed against a group of vaudeville theaters, and baseball player Danny Gardella's antitrust suit against organized baseball stemming from his decision to play in the Mexican League.

Keywords:   baseball, antitrust exemption, Supreme Court, Sherman Antitrust Act, interstate commerce, antitrust law, Toolson v. New York Yankees, Danny Gardella, Mexican League

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .