The Little White Book Of Baseball Law

Author: John H. Minan
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604421002
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The Little White Book Of Baseball Law. The game of baseball has often resulted in brawls, both on the field and in the courtroom, and from the 1890's on, much of what baseball is today has been shaped by the law. In eighteen chapters, this eye-opening book discusses cases that involved rules of the game, new stadium construction, ownership of baseball memorabilia, injured spectators, television contracts, and much more.

Smart Baseball

Author: Keith Law
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062490257
Size: 54.90 MB
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Smart Baseball. Predictably Irrational meets Moneyball in ESPN veteran writer and statistical analyst Keith Law’s iconoclastic look at the numbers game of baseball, proving why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, explaining what numbers actually work, and exploring what the rise of Big Data means for the future of the sport. For decades, statistics such as batting average, saves recorded, and pitching won-lost records have been used to measure individual players’ and teams’ potential and success. But in the past fifteen years, a revolutionary new standard of measurement—sabermetrics—has been embraced by front offices in Major League Baseball and among fantasy baseball enthusiasts. But while sabermetrics is recognized as being smarter and more accurate, traditionalists, including journalists, fans, and managers, stubbornly believe that the "old" way—a combination of outdated numbers and "gut" instinct—is still the best way. Baseball, they argue, should be run by people, not by numbers.? In this informative and provocative book, teh renowned ESPN analyst and senior baseball writer demolishes a century’s worth of accepted wisdom, making the definitive case against the long-established view. Armed with concrete examples from different eras of baseball history, logic, a little math, and lively commentary, he shows how the allegiance to these numbers—dating back to the beginning of the professional game—is firmly rooted not in accuracy or success, but in baseball’s irrational adherence to tradition. While Law gores sacred cows, from clutch performers to RBIs to the infamous save rule, he also demystifies sabermetrics, explaining what these "new" numbers really are and why they’re vital. He also considers the game’s future, examining how teams are using Data—from PhDs to sophisticated statistical databases—to build future rosters; changes that will transform baseball and all of professional sports.

The Little Book Of Bbq Law

Author: Cecil C. Kuhne, III
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614389453
Size: 53.94 MB
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The Little Book Of Bbq Law. Everyone has their favorite barbecue joint. However you spell it, this delicious fare is clearly an American institution. But barbecue also has a serious legal side, and a significant amount of litigation has sprung forth from these smoky flames. This fascinating book contains stories about stolen secret barbecue sauce recipes, tax issues, and property rights involving some of the most delicious names in the barbecue business.

Baseball And The Law

Author: Louis H. Schiff
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781611635027
Size: 20.82 MB
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Baseball And The Law. Baseball and the Law: Cases and Materials explores the jurisprudence of baseball through 110 principal readings, 619 notes, and 26 photographs. After an introductory chapter that acquaints students with the sport and the role lawyers have played in its development, the authors proceed to examine a multitude of legal issues, from player salaries, franchise relocations, and steroids to fan safety, broadcast rights, and gambling. Special attention is paid to racial and sexual discrimination; tax planning, asset protection, and bankruptcy; and the burgeoning use of technology. A concluding chapter focuses on amateur and youth baseball. The book draws on a variety of materials--including court decisions, arbitration awards, law review articles, newspapers stories, and blog posts--to place baseball in three different contexts: cultural, historical, and legal. The exhaustive notes make numerous references to movies, TV shows, and videos to further demonstrate the connection between baseball and the law. In addition to being a fun read, this work will strengthen a student's understanding of such core subjects as civil procedure, constitutional law, property, and torts while improving his or her ability to read contracts and parse statutes.

The Baseball Trust

Author: Stuart Banner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199930309
Size: 38.25 MB
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The Baseball Trust. The impact of antitrust law on sports is in the news all the time, especially when there is labor conflict between players and owners, or when a team wants to move to a new city. And if the majority of Americans have only the vaguest sense of what antitrust law is, most know one thing about it-that baseball is exempt. In The Baseball Trust, legal historian Stuart Banner illuminates the series of court rulings that resulted in one of the most curious features of our legal system-baseball's exemption from antitrust law. A serious baseball fan, Banner provides a thoroughly entertaining history of the game as seen through the prism of an extraordinary series of courtroom battles, ranging from 1890 to the present. The book looks at such pivotal cases as the 1922 Supreme Court case which held that federal antitrust laws did not apply to baseball; the 1972 Flood v. Kuhn decision that declared that baseball is exempt even from state antitrust laws; and several cases from the 1950s, one involving boxing and the other football, that made clear that the exemption is only for baseball, not for sports in general. Banner reveals that for all the well-documented foibles of major league owners, baseball has consistently received and followed antitrust advice from leading lawyers, shrewd legal advice that eventually won for baseball a protected legal status enjoyed by no other industry in America. As Banner tells this fascinating story, he also provides an important reminder of the path-dependent nature of the American legal system. At each step, judges and legislators made decisions that were perfectly sensible when considered one at a time, but that in total yielded an outcome-baseball's exemption from antitrust law-that makes no sense at all.

Rob Neyer S Big Book Of Baseball Legends

Author: Rob Neyer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416564918
Size: 53.77 MB
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Rob Neyer S Big Book Of Baseball Legends. The latest and greatest in ESPN.com baseball guru Rob Neyer's Big Book series, Legends is a highly entertaining guide to baseball fables that have been handed down through generations. The well-told baseball story has long been a staple for baseball fans. In Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Legends, Neyer breathes new life into both classic and obscure stories throughout twentieth-century baseball -- stories that, while engaging on their own, also tell us fascinating things about their main characters and about the sport's incredibly rich history. With his signature style, Rob gets to the heart of every anecdote, working through the particulars with careful research drawn from a variety of primary sources. For each story, he asks: Did this really happen? Did it happen, sort of? Or was the story simply the wild invention of someone's imagination? Among the scores of legends Neyer questions and investigates... Did an errant Bob Feller pitch really destroy the career of a National League All-Star? Did Greg Maddux mean to give up a long blast to Jeff Bagwell? Was Fred Lynn the clutch player he thinks he was? Did Tommy Lasorda have a direct line to God? Did Negro Leaguer Gene Benson really knock Indians second baseman Johnny Berardino out of baseball and into General Hospital? Did Billy Martin really outplay Jackie Robinson every time they met? Oh, and what about Babe Ruth's "Called Shot"? Rob checks each story, separates the truths from the myths, and places their fascinating characters into the larger historical context. Filled with insider lore and Neyer's sharp wit and insights, this is an exciting addition to a superb series and an essential read for true fans of our national pastime.

The Case Against The Little White Slaver

Author: Henry Ford
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN: 9781410103451
Size: 35.60 MB
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The Case Against The Little White Slaver. This book was Henry Ford's personal attempt to thwart the public's growing love affair with cigarettes. It features a letter from Ford's friend, inventor Thomas Edison, which reads "Friend Ford, the injurious agent in cigarettes comes principally from the burning paper wrapper. The substance thereby formed, is called "Acrolein." It has a violent action on the nerve centers, producing degeneration of the cells of the brain, which is quite rapid among boys. Unlike most narcotics this degeneration is permanent and uncontrollable. I employ no person who smokes cigarettes. Yours, Thomas A. Edison." Ford also references his discussions regarding cigarettes with the eminent naturalist John Burroughs. The entire pamphlet focuses on discouraging smoking in childhood. Mr. Ford compiled various other testimonials from famous persons giving their opinions on the evils of cigarettes, as well as the rebuttals from Percival I. Hill, President of the American Tobacco Company. It also excerpts an interesting Detroit newspaper article from March 20th, 1916 which describes a man committed to an insane asylum due to insanity caused by smoking cigarettes; "One hundred cigarettes a day were too much for Frank Winters, aged 46 years, of this city. He was declared to have been mentally affected by excessive cigarette smoking in a certificate filed in the Probate court, Saturday Morning by Dr. M.A. LaytonSome interesting chapter titles in the Table of Contents include: Some Scientific Facts, Non-Smokers More Efficient, The Brain Acts More Slowly, Mind Wrecked by Cigarettes, Cigarette Evil is Most Serious, Makes Slaves of Boys, Smokers in Football Tryout, Smoking Causes Lower Efficiency, What Dr. Wiley Has to Say, Undermines Success, Cigarette Injures Morally, The Cigarette as Related to Disease and Mortality, Cigarettes-Drink-Opium, What Mike Donovan Says, Worst of Tobacco is in Cigarettes, What A Noted Sport Writer Thinks, Tobacco Killed A Cat, And This is From the London Lancet, Connie Mack Speaks, Cigarette is One of Worst Habits, Hudson Maxim on the Cigarette, Makes Boys Soulless, Want Cigarettes More Than Liquor, Cigarettes Spoil Boys for His Business, Nonsmokers Given Preference, Puts the Ban on Cigarette Smokers, Cigarette "Fiends" Not Employed, Cigarettes Detrimental to Development, What A Merchant Prince Says, No Cigarette Smokers Employed, One of the Most Baneful Influences to Combat, Clarke Griffith's Ultimatum, What Ty Cobb Thinks of Cigarettes, Seventy-Five Per Cent of Drink Due to Tobacco, No Slavers for These Fighting Men, and How Cigarettes Affect Boys' School Activities.

Baseball As A Road To God

Author: John Sexton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101609737
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Baseball As A Road To God. The president of New York University offers a love letter to America’s most beloved sport and a tribute to its underlying spirituality. For more than a decade, John Sexton has taught a wildly popular New York University course about two seemingly very different things: religion and baseball. Yet Sexton argues that one is actually a pathway to the other. Baseball as a Road to God is about touching that something that lies beyond logical understanding. Sexton illuminates the surprisingly large number of mutual concepts shared between baseball and religion: faith, doubt, conversion, miracles, and even sacredness among many others. Structured like a game and filled with riveting accounts of baseball’s most historic moments, Baseball as Road to God will enthrall baseball fans whatever their religious beliefs may be. In thought-provoking, beautifully rendered prose, Sexton elegantly demonstrates that baseball is more than a game, or even a national pastime: It can be a road to enlightenment.

Moneyball The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393066234
Size: 48.92 MB
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Moneyball The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game. "This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.