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The Resource The big leagues go to Washington : Congress and sports antitrust, 1951-1989, David George Surdam

The big leagues go to Washington : Congress and sports antitrust, 1951-1989, David George Surdam

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The big leagues go to Washington : Congress and sports antitrust, 1951-1989
Title
The big leagues go to Washington
Title remainder
Congress and sports antitrust, 1951-1989
Statement of responsibility
David George Surdam
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Language
eng
Summary
"Between 1951 and 1976 the U. S. Congress held a series of hearings to investigate antitrust aspects of professional sports leagues. Congress was concerned about their cartel-like behavior, which included territorial protection, controlling ownership of players, restricting new franchises, and preventing the formation of competitive leagues. Surdam chronicles the key issues in the major hearings and discusses the direct and indirect consequences of them, sometimes through legislation and more often through public airing of the worst practices. The hearings brought into view the conflicting interests of owners, players, labor and property laws, and major and minor league teams, whose locations and success mattered to members of Congress. The hearings led to relocation of ailing franchises, as legislators from the West and South pressed the league into bringing teams into their states. Other hearings affected broadcasting rights and black-outs, the role of leagues versus their individual franchises, player drafts, player unions, league mergers, and the dominance of the New York Yankees. Surdam pays special attention to the economic issues that arose in each case. The success and survival of the major league teams depended in large part of their ability to avoid congressional interference, and adapting to it when necessary"--
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Surdam, David G.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Professional sports
  • Antitrust law
  • Professional sports
  • Antitrust law
  • Professional sports
  • Professional sports
  • United States
Label
The big leagues go to Washington : Congress and sports antitrust, 1951-1989, David George Surdam
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780252039140
Lccn
2014034696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893454468
Label
The big leagues go to Washington : Congress and sports antitrust, 1951-1989, David George Surdam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780252039140
Lccn
2014034696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)893454468

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