antitrust me, in Dusty we trusty, rolling Stone out, and other stories
A wildly popular Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history.
There’s a lot of material today, none of which needs much elaboration. A definite Cubs flavor to the proceedings.
Today in baseball history:
- 1912 – Frank Chance is sold by the Chicago Cubs to the Cincinnati Reds. When all National League clubs waive claims to him in December, the Reds free Chance to manage the Yankees. (3)
- 1925 – Rabbit Maranville is waived to the Brooklyn Robins from the Chicago Cubs.
- 1953 – The United States Supreme Court, reaffirming its earlier position, rules, 7-2, baseball is a sport and not a business. This decision exempts baseball from anti-trust laws, which a collection of federal and state government laws that regulates the conduct and organization of corporations, generally to promote fair competition. (1)
1976 – The Oakland Athletics give future Hall of Famer Billy Williams his unconditional release, ending his 18-year major league career. …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue