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

Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 09-02

13 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2009

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Matt Mitten

Marquette University - Law School

Date Written: January 6, 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mitten, Matthew J., Baseball: An Illustration of How Professional Sports are Structured, Internally Governed, and Legally Regulated in the USA (January 6, 2009). Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 09-02; Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 09-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1323897

Matthew J. Mitten (Contact Author)

Marquette University - Law School ( email )

Eckstein Hall
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States

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