The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

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Between 1951 and 1989, Congress held a series of hearings to investigate the antitrust aspects of professional sports leagues. Among the concerns: ownership control of players, restrictions on new franchises, territorial protection, and other cartel-like behaviors. In The Big Leagues Go to Washington, David Surdam chronicles the key issues that arose during the hearings and the ways opposing sides used economic data and theory to define what was right, what was feasible, and what was advantageous to one party or another. ...

The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989 2015, University of Illinois Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780252039140

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