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Tags: antitrust | mlb | baseball | congress | interstate commerce | business

MLB's Antitrust Shield Could Be Going, Going, Gone

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, flanked by Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. (left), and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks about legislation to end Major League Baseball's special immunity from antitrust laws, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

By    |   Monday, 19 April 2021 07:23 AM EDT

In a feat more impressive than Joe DiMaggio's unassailable 56-game hitting streak or Pete Rose's record 4,256 hits, Major League Baseball for nearly a century has been able to deploy a shield unavailable to the other pro sports leagues – an antitrust exemption.

MLB's coveted protection from antitrust laws was delivered by a 1922 Supreme Court ruling in which the justices unanimously decided that baseball was just a game, and so not bound by restrictions governing those involved in interstate commerce.

Marisa Herman

Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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In a feat more impressive than Joe DiMaggio's unassailable 56-game hitting streak or Pete Rose's record 4,256 hits, Major League Baseball for nearly a century has been able to deploy a shield...
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