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Can Antitrust Law Save the Minnesota Twins? Why Commissioner Selig's Contraction Plan Was Never a Sure Deal

20 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2008  

Marc Edelman

City University of New York - Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business; Fordham University School of Law

Date Written: Spring , 2003

Abstract

This Article argues that the unilateral contraction of a MLB team such as the Minnesota Twins, as suggested by Commissioner Selig, may violate antitrust law. Part I of this Article discusses the history of MLB, the Minnesota Twins, antitrust law, and baseball's historic antitrust exemption. Part II discusses the issues involved in stating an antitrust claim against MLB and explains why Commissioner Selig's contraction plan was never a sure deal.

Keywords: antitrust, contraction, baseball, Curt Flood Act

Suggested Citation

Edelman, Marc, Can Antitrust Law Save the Minnesota Twins? Why Commissioner Selig's Contraction Plan Was Never a Sure Deal (Spring , 2003). Sports Lawyers Journal, Vol. 10, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1300726

Marc Edelman (Contact Author)

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Fordham University School of Law ( email )

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