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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

I Fight for a LivingBoxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Louis Moore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

At its heart, I Fight for a Living is a book about black men who came of age in the Reconstruction and early Jim Crow era--a time when the remaking of white manhood was at its most intense, placing ... 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

Nikkei BaseballJapanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues

Samuel O. Regalado

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037351
eISBN:
9780252094538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037351.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Nikkei Baseball examines baseball's evolving importance to the Japanese American community and the construction of Japanese American identity. Originally introduced in Japan in the late 1800s, ... More

A People's History of Baseball

A People's History of Baseball

Mitchell Nathanson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036804
eISBN:
9780252093920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036804.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Baseball is much more than the national pastime. It has become an emblem of America itself. Stories abound that illustrate baseball's significance in eradicating racial barriers, bringing ... More

Pigskin NationHow the NFL Remade American Politics

Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics

Jesse Berrett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041709
eISBN:
9780252050374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041709.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book explores professional football’s rising popularity in the 1960s and its simultaneous promotion by the NFL as “what makes this country great.” Taking the NFL seriously as a producer of ... More

The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism

The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism

Matthew P Llewellyn and John Gleaves

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040351
eISBN:
9780252098772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040351.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

For decades, amateurism defined the ideals undergirding the Olympic movement. No more. Today's Games present athletes who enjoy open corporate sponsorship and unabashedly compete for lucrative ... More

The Rise of the National Basketball Association

The Rise of the National Basketball Association

David George Surdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037139
eISBN:
9780252094248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037139.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Today's National Basketball Association commands millions of spectators worldwide, and its many franchises are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. But the league wasn't always so successful or ... More

Rooting for the Home TeamSport, Community, and Identity

Rooting for the Home Team: Sport, Community, and Identity

Daniel A. Nathan (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037610
eISBN:
9780252094859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037610.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book examines how various American communities create and maintain a sense of collective identity through sports. It explores the complicated, double-edged process of inclusion and exclusion, of ... More

Sport History in the Digital Era

Sport History in the Digital Era

Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038938
eISBN:
9780252096891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

From statistical databases to story archives, from fan sites to the real-time reactions of Twitter-empowered athletes, the digital communication revolution has changed the way fans relate to LeBron's ... More

Team ChemistryThe History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Team Chemistry: The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Nathan Michael Corzine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039799
eISBN:
9780252097898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039799.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

In 2007, the Mitchell Report shocked traditionalists who were appalled that drugs had corrupted the “pure” game of baseball. This book rescues the story of baseball's relationship with drugs from the ... More

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