The Legislative History of the Curt Flood Act of 1998
Public Law No. 105-297, 112 Stat. 2824
Edited by: William H. Manz & Edmund P. Edmonds
In the years since the Supreme Court made its decision in 1972 regarding Curtis Charles Flood’s case against Major League Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, free agency has become commonplace in baseball and most other major sports, leading to severe escalation in player salaries and the frequent movement of athletes from one team to another. In 1998, the 105th Congress passed legislation to address Major League Baseball’s exemption from U.S. antitrust laws (which it had enjoyed since 1922), allowing players the same rights as other professional athletes to use the laws as leverage against owners in the collective bargaining process. This set contains all of the relevant congressional debate, the major hearing and report from 1997, various versions of the legislation considered throughout the 1990s, the presidential statement, and related hearings from 1992 – 1995.
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Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2001
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