SABR Business of Baseball Resources

On this page you can find documents related to the business of baseball, made available by the SABR Business of Baseball Committee.

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Labor

Agreements and Settlements

  • 1970 Basic Agreement
  • 1976 Basic Agreement
  • 1981 Settlement memo
  • 1985 Settlement memo
  • 1990-93 Basic Agreement
  • 1997-2001 Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • 1997 MLBPA Benefits plan
  • 2002-2006 Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • 2005 MLBPA Agents regulations
  • 2007-2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • 2012-2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • 2012-2016 CBA Summary

Labor Lawsuits

  • 1882: Allegheny Base Ball Club v. Bennett
  • 1894: Baltimore Baseball Club v. Pickett
  • 1915: Federal League case files
  • 1978: Finley v. Kuhn
  • 1996: USA v. Indians
  • 2004: Gionfriddo v. MLB

Labor Legislation

  • Curt Flood Act report, 1997

Executives

  • The 12-Year Rain Delay: Why a Change in Leadership Will Benefit the Game of Baseball
  • Executive Succession, Organizational Performance, and Charisma

 

Antitrust

  • Celler Hearings, part 1
  • Celler Hearings, part 2
  • 2002 Antitrust Hearings

 

Franchise Issues

Franchise Territory and Names

  • Anaheim v. Orange County opinion
  • Anaheim v. Orange County appeal opinions
  • 1971: Portland Baseball Club v. Kuhn
  • 1974: Portland Baseball Club v. Kuhn

2004 Montreal Expos move

  • Commissioner statement on Expos partners
  • Montreal Expos minority owners complaint, 2000
  • Washington, DC Memo of Understanding, 2002
  • Washington, DC Stadium Agreement, 2004
  • Washington, DC lease, 2005
  • Non-relocation agreement (draft), 2005

Moves and Sales

  • Piazza v. MLB
  • Commissioner memo on Dodgers sale, 2004
  • Minnesota Ballpark Authority – Building Target Field

 

General Finance

  • 2000 Blue Ribbon Report
  • An Economic Evaluation of the Moneyball Hypothesis
  • 1994-2003 MMAC Milwaukee Brewers Audit
  • 2004 Milwaukee Brewers Audit
  • 2004 Milwaukee Brewers Limited Scope Review

 

Media Lawsuits

  • 2001: Fox Sports Net Minnesota v. Twins
  • 2005: CBC v. MLBAM

 

Other Lawsuits and Files

  • 1912: “The Business of Baseball,” McClure’s
  • 1946: League Report
  • 2002: Popov v. Hayashi
  • 2005-2006: Major League Constitution
  • 2006: Astros v. CIGNA
  • 2011: SABR Business of Baseball research webinar

 

Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Drug Hearings

Drug Lawsuits

  • Opposition to quash in BALCO case

Drug Memos

  • 1991 MLB drug policy memo
  • 1997 MLB drug policy memo

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