Baseball: An Illustration of How Professional Sports are Structured, Internally Governed, and Legally Regulated in the USA
Dongguk University (Republic of Korea) Law Review, Forthcoming
13 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2009
Date Written: January 6, 2009
Baseball, America's National Pastime, provides an apt illustration of the North American model of sports and how U.S. professional sports leagues are internally governed and externally regulated by public laws. This article describes how U.S. law has influenced the development of U.S. professional team sports and identifies some current legal issues affecting professional sports. It also briefly compares and contrasts the structure and operation of U.S. professional sports leagues with those in Europe and the Republic of Korea.
Keywords: baseball, sports leagues, professional sports
JEL Classification: K2, K29
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