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Baseball and the law

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  1. 2. The illegal practice of selling game tickets for more than their “face value.”
  2. 5. If a pitcher intentionally hits a batter in the head with a baseball he can technically be charged with this crime.
  3. 8. 19th century lawyer and US President who played an early version of baseball and built a ball field called the "white lot" behind the White House.
  4. 9. Movie featuring the trial of Shoeless Joe Jackson and other members of the Chicago “Black Sox’”.
  5. 10. Players cannot prevent the use of their own names and statistics in Fantasy Baseball due to this Constitutional guarantee.
  6. 12. NYU Law Grad who started his sports broadcasting career with a radio show about NY little league baseball players:
  7. 13. 2002 study by this agency determined that metal bats are not more dangerous than wood bats.
  8. 15. The legal principle which prevents a spectator who is hit by a baseball from suing the team or the stadium.
  9. 18. He caught Barry Bonds 73rd home run ball…then dropped it. …then he sued Hayashi… then he sued his lawyer!
  10. 19. The controversial reserve clause system which bound players to teams indefinitely was replaced by a new system called __________.
  11. 20. Justice Holmes wrote that the Sherman Act did not apply to baseball because baseball teams were not engaged in_________ .
  12. 23. Lawyer, baseball player and manager who pioneered the racial integration of Major League Baseball by signing Jackie Robinson.
  13. 24. The modern “right of publicity” was outlined in an opinion regarding these baseball related items.
  14. 26. In testifying before Congress, this Supreme Court nominee compared the role of a judge to that of an umpire.
  15. 27. Public Law 105-297 is named for this baseball player.
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  1. 1. An early version of the rules of baseball were called the _______________ Rules.
  2. 3. The only lawyer to have a major league baseball stadium named after him.
  3. 4. An “illegal” move by a pitcher that entitles a runner to advance.
  4. 6. Lawyer and Former US Senator who led the investigation of steroid use in baseball.
  5. 7. Lawyer and former NY Governor who was signed as an outfielder for the Pittsburg Pirates before attending law school.
  6. 11. Major League Baseball had to purchase their current internet domain mlb.com from this Amlaw 100 law law firm.
  7. 14. Attorney J Bruce Henderson brought 17 lawsuits to keep this team from building their stadium.
  8. 16. The World Series was cancelled in 1994 because of this players union action.
  9. 17. This law school dropout was the first US President to be issued a Presidential Pass by MLB.
  10. 18. The first patent dispute involving baseball equipment related to this item.
  11. 21. The baseball player and manager who was banned from baseball for betting on his team.
  12. 22. The only US President who was co-owner of a major league Baseball team.
  13. 25. Supreme Court Justice who as a federal District Court Judge issued the injunction “which saved baseball”
  14. 28. Lawyer who became the first commissioner of baseball.