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Baseball and Law

For those interested in Law and Professional Baseball and those interested in Jurisprudence and Baseball

Selected Law Review and Journal Articles

  • Roger I. Abrams, Before the Flood: The History of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption9 Marq. Sports L. J. 307-314 (1998-1999).  HeinOnline.
  • Roger I. Abrams, Constructing Baseball: Boston and the First World Series 23 Cardozo L. Rev. 1597-1608 (2002). HeinOnline.
  • Roger I. Abrams, Alcohol, Drugs and the National Pastime8 U. Pa. J. Lab. & Emp. L. 861- 882 (2006).  HeinOnline.
  • Richard B. Allen, Lawyers, Law and Baseball, 64 ABA J. 1530 (1978). HeinOnline.
  • Robert C. Berry & William B. Gould, A Long Deep Dive to Collective Bargaining: Of Players, Owners, Brawls, and Strikes, 31 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 685--813 (1981). HeinOnline.
  • Christian H. Brill & Howard W. Brill, Baseball Mascots and the Law, 65 Kan. L. Rev. 105 (2016). HeinOnline.
  • Garrett R. Broshuis, Death to the Crazy Hotdog Vendor - The Continued Erosion of the Baseball Rule after Coomer v. Kansas City Royals, 31 Ent. & Sports Law. 21-24 (2014). HeinOnline.
  • Rosby Carr III, Another Failed Pickoff Attempt: The Latest Challenge to Major League Baseball's Antitrust Exemption, 41 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 171- 200 (2014).  HeinOnline.
  • Neil B. Cohen & Spencer Weber Waller, Taking Pop-ups Seriously: The Jurisprudence of the Infield Fly Rule, 28 Wash. U. L. Q. 453 (2004). HeinOnline.
  • Commentary, In re Brett: The Sticky Problem of Statutory Construction, 52 Fordham L. Rev. 430-440 (1984). HeinOnline.
  • David Curle, On Higher Ground: Baseball and The Rule of Flood v. Kuhn, 8 Leg. Reference Servs. Q. 29 (1988).  
    • Reaction to the aside: Common Law Origins of the Infield Fly Rule,  123 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1474-1481 (1975). HeinOnline.
  • Anthony D'Amato, "The Contribution of the Infield Fly Rule to Western Civilization (and Vice Versa), 100 NW. U. L. Rev. 189-200 (2006). HeinOnline.
  • Joseph W. Dellapenna, The Phoenix Phillies v. the Philadelphia Phillies: A Recently Discovered Opinion on Baseball and the Antitrust, The Exemption, 5 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 233-258 (1998). HeinOnline. 
  • Ed Edmonds, Arthur Soden's Legacy: The Origins and Early History of Baseball's Reserve System, 5 Alb.Gov't  L. Rev. 38-89 (2012). HeinOnline.
  • Steven A. Fehr, The Curt Flood Act and Its Effect on the Future of the Baseball Antitrust Exemption, 14 Antitrust 25-30, (1999- 2000). HeinOnline.
  • Paul Finkelman, Baseball and the Rule of Law46 Clev. St. L. Rev. 239-260 (1998). HeinOnline.
  • Ross H. Freeman, The (Hot) God Days of Summer: Missouri's Baseball Rule Takes a Strike, 80 Mo. L. Rev. 559-578 (2015). HeinOnline.
  • Barry Gilbert, Some Old Problems in a Modern Guise: Enforcement of Negative Covenants, 4 Calif. L. Rev. 114- 139 (1915-1916). HeinOnline.
  • Nathaniel Grow, The Curiously Confounding Curt Flood Act, 90 Tul. L. Rev. 859-902 (2016).  HeinOnline.
  • Andrew J. Guilford & Joel Mallord, A Step Aside: Time to Drop the Infield Fly Rule and End a Common Law Anomaly, 164 U. Pa. L. Rev. 281 (2016). HeinOnline.
  • Charles Jacobson, The Supreme Court of Baseball,  23 Case and Comment: The Lawyer's Magazine, 665-667 (January 1917). Google Books.
  • Robert M. Jarvis & Phyllis Coleman, Hi-Jinks at the Ballpark: Costumed Mascots in the Major Leagues, 23 Cardozo L. Rev. 1635-1674 (2002). HeinOnline. 
  • Erik M. Jensen, Ties in Baseball (and Beyond), 2018 Baseball Res. J., at 120.  (Also available at:  CWRU Faculty Publications. 2033.)
  • Douglas O. Linder, Strict Constructionism and the Strike Zone, 56 UMKC L. Rev. 117-120 (1987). HeinOnline.
  • Alfred Dennis Mathewson, Major League Baseball's Monopoly Power and the Negro Leagues, 35 Am. Bus. L.J. 291-318 (1987).  Univ, New Mexico Digital Repository.
  • Robert A. McCormick, Baseball's Third Strike: The Triumph of Collective Bargaining in Professional Baseball, 35 Vand. L. Rev. 1131-1169 (1982). HeinOnline. 
  • Josephine R. Potuto, Swinging at the Facts: How Baseball Informs Legal Argument, 78 La. L. Rev. 245-265 (2017). HeinOnline.
  • [William S. Stevens], Aside. Common Law Origins of the Infield Fly Rule,  123 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1474 (1975). HeinOnline.
    • "An aside which examines whether the same type of forces that fashioned the development of the common law also generated the baseball Infield Fly Rule. Concludes the dynamics of the common law and the development of this technical rule of baseball share significant elements."
  • Brook Thomas, Stanley Fish and the Uses of Baseball: The Return of the Natural, 2 Yale J.L. & Human. 59-88 (1990). HeinOnline.
  • Howard M. Wasserman, An Empirical Analysis of the Infield Fly Rule, 4 J. L. 127-168 (2014). HeinOnline.
  • Wolfgang S. Weber, Preserving Baseball's Integrity through Proper Drug Testing: Time for the Major Baseball Players Association to Let Go of Its Collective Bargaining Reins, 85 U. Colo. L. Rev. 267-312 (2014). HeinOnline.
  • John C. Weistart, Player Discipline in Professional Sports: The Antitrust Issues, 18 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 703-739 (1976-1977). HeinOnline.
  • Channing White, Coomer v. Kansas City Royals Baseball Corp.: Come and Have Fun Watching America's Pastime - (At Your Own Risk), 22 Sports Law. J. 281-294 (2015). HeinOnline.
  • Joshua D. Winneker, David Gargone & Sam C. Ehrlich, Who Let the Dogs out: Should a Stadium Owner Be Held Liable for Injuries Sustained from a Mascot's Errant Hot Dog Toss, 21 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports L. J. 369-384 (2014). HeinOnline.
  • Steven L. Winter, 'Bull Durham' and the Uses of Theory, 42 Stan. L. Rev. 639 (1989-1990). HeinOnline.
  • Charles Yablon, On the Contribution of Baseball to American Legal Theory, 104 Yale L.J. 227-242 (1994-1995). HeinOnline.
  • Michael J. Yelnosky, If You Write, (S)He Will Come: Judicial Opinions, Metaphors, Baseball, and the Sex Stuff, 28 Conn. L. Rev. 813 (1996). HeinOnline.
  • Aaron S.J. Zelinsky, The Supreme Court (of Baseball), 121 Yale L.J. F. 143-176 (2011-2012).