Baseball's Antitrust Exemption and an Owner-Imposed Salary Cap: Can They Coexist?


An article I wrote in law school in 1994 about the historic and anamolous anti-trust exemption granted to Major League Baseball in 1922 which still applies today. The article was written months before the MLB player's strike and focuses on the then-anticipated salary cap sought by the MLB owners during the impending labor negotiations that year and how baseball's anti-trust exemption would affect that. Some of the issues still occasionally recur.

The article was published in Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Vol. 12, No. 3 (1994), a journal of the ABA's section on Entertainment and Sports Law.

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