Charlie Bennett Sued by Allegheny Ball-Club After Refusing to Sign Contract for 1883 Season

Allegheny Base-Ball Club v. Bennett, 14 Fed. 257 (W.D. Pa. 1882)   Charlie Bennett was enjoying a productive 1882 season as the primary catcher for the Detroit Wolverines (NL) when the club traveled to play a series in Worchester, Massachusetts in early August.  Before arriving in Worchester, Bennett met secretly with Al Pratt of the Allegheny... Continue Reading →

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Remembering Ken Hubbs, Cubs Second Baseman

As a 20 year-old playing for the Chicago Cubs in 1962, Ken Hubbs hit .260/.299/.346 with five home runs and led the league, unhappily, in strikeouts and grounding into double plays. Ken, however, let his glove do the talking and ended up setting Major League records for consecutive errorless games (78) and chances (418) at... Continue Reading →

The Baseball Law Reporter is Online

The link between baseball and the law is lengthy and substantial, with "base-ball" related cases first appearing in the late nineteenth century. The main purpose of this page will be to log and brief as many baseball-related legal and intellectual property issues, court decisions and lawsuits as possible. A quick perusal will reveal cases of every type... Continue Reading →

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