Fall 2009 Baseball Research Journal
Volume 38, Issue 2.
A Crank on the Court: The Passion of Justice William R. Day
William Howard Taft was a baseball fan, but he was neither the first nor the most fanatical on the Supreme Court that decided the Federal Baseball antitrust case — not by a long shot.
- Alito: The Origin of the Baseball Antitrust Exemption
- Comiskey's Detectives
- A Tall Tale of "The Brethren"
- A Tale of Two Umpires: When Al Salerno and Bill Valentine Got Thrown Out of the Game
- The Deadball Era’s Worst Pitching Staff
- Modern Baseball’s Greatest-Hitting Team: The 1930 Phillies’ Opponents
Arbitrator Seitz Sets the Players Free
The most important labor arbitration decision of all time involved baseball, two pitchers and one of the finest labor arbitrators of all time, a true arbitration “superstar.” Peter Seitz's 1975 decision in baseball’s Andy Messersmith case still reverberates throughout the multibillion-dollar sports industry.