Supreme Court Rules on Baseball

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Date of Event: 1906

On May 29, 1922, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Major League Baseball was not subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act in that it is not considered interstate commerce. It stated the transportation of players and equipment is incidental and not enough to change the character of the business. The majority opinion delivered by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes is still in effect today despite several challenges.