Fans Have Complained That Baseball Games Take Too Long for Well Over a Century

What people want is action, and the faster a game is played, the better they will like it. It is no secret that Rob Manfred has led the charge to shorten the length of Major League contests through his pace-of-play initiatives. His reasoning being that fans do not have the patience to sit through slowly... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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