Federal Baseball Club v. National League
259 U.S. 200 (1922)

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Federal Baseball Club v. National League, 259 U.S. 200 (1922)

Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore, Inc. v.

National League of Professional Baseball Clubs

No. 204

Argued April 19, 1922

Decided May 29, 1922

259 U.S. 200

Syllabus

1. The business of providing public baseball games for profit between clubs of professional baseball players in a league and between clubs of rival leagues, although necessarily involving the constantly repeated traveling of the players from one state to another, provided for, controlled, and disciplined by the organizations employing them, is not interstate commerce. P. 259 U. S. 208.

2. Held that an action for triple damages under the Anti-Trust Acts could not be maintained by a baseball club against baseball leagues and their constituent clubs, joined with individuals, for an alleged conspiracy to monopolize the baseball business resulting injuriously to the plaintiff. P. 259 U. S. 209.

269 F. 681, 50 App.D.C. 165, affirmed.

Error to a judgment of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia reversing a judgment for triple damages under the Anti-Trust Acts recovered by the

Page 259 U. S. 201

plaintiff in error in the Supreme Court of the District and directing that judgment be entered for the defendants.

Page 259 U. S. 207

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