Napoleon Lajoie, Breach of Contract and the Great Baseball War
22 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2016 Last revised: 11 Feb 2016
Date Written: 2002
This contribution to a Festschrift in honor of Joseph W. McKnight explores the history and legacy of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s 1902 Philadelphia Ball Club v. Lajoie decision, and other courts’ related decisions, concerning baseball players’ contract jumping from the National League to the newly created American League.
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