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Baseball on TrialThe Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Nathaniel Grow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038198
eISBN:
9780252095993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038198.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The 1922 Federal Baseball Supreme Court ruling held that the “business of base ball” was not subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act because it did not constitute interstate commerce. This book explains ... More

The Big Leagues Go to WashingtonCongress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

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

David George Surdam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039140
eISBN:
9780252097126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039140.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

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 ... More

Bloomer GirlsWomen Baseball Pioneers

Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Debra A. Shattuck

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book is the first to document the transformation of America’s national pastime from a gender-neutral sport into a highly-gendered “man’s game.” For decades, most modern scholars of sport have ... More

Changing the PlaybookHow Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Changing the Playbook: How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Howard P. Chudacoff

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039782
eISBN:
9780252097881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039782.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book delves into the background and what-ifs surrounding seven defining moments that redefined college sports. These changes involved fundamental issues—race and gender, profit and power—that ... More

Cheating the SpreadGamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Cheating the Spread: Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Albert J. Figone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037283
eISBN:
9780252094453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037283.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Delving into the history of gambling and corruption in intercollegiate sports, this book recounts all of the major gambling scandals in college football and basketball. The book finds that game ... More

Cold War GamesPropaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Toby C. Rider

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040238
eISBN:
9780252098451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040238.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

It is the early Cold War. The Soviet Union appears to be in irresistible ascendance and moves to exploit the Olympic Games as a vehicle for promoting international communism. In response, the United ... More

Figure Skating in the Formative YearsSingles, Pairs, and the Expanding Role of Women

Figure Skating in the Formative Years: Singles, Pairs, and the Expanding Role of Women

James R. Hines

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039065
eISBN:
9780252097041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039065.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Once a winter pastime for socializing and courtship, skating evolved into the wildly popular competitive sport of figure skating, one of the few athletic arenas where female athletes hold a public ... More

Friday Night FighterGaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing

Friday Night Fighter: Gaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing

Troy Rondinone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037375
eISBN:
9780252094668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037375.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book relives a lost moment in American postwar history, when boxing ruled as one of the nation's most widely televised sports. During the 1950s and 1960s, viewers tuned in weekly, sometimes even ... More

Game FacesSport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation

Game Faces: Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation

Sarah K. Fields

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040283
eISBN:
9780252098543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040283.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Sports figures cope with a level of celebrity once reserved for the stars of stage and screen. This book looks at the legal ramifications of the cases brought by six of them—golfer Tiger Woods, ... More

Local VinoThe Winery Boom in the Heartland

Local Vino: The Winery Boom in the Heartland

James R. Pennell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040740
eISBN:
9780252099199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040740.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The art and craft of winemaking has put down roots in the Midwest, where enterprising vintners coax reds and whites from the prairie earth while their businesses stand at the hub of a new tradition ... More

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