Stee-Rike Four!: What's Wrong with the Business of Baseball?

Stee-Rike Four!: What's Wrong with the Business of Baseball?

by Daniel Marburger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275957063

ISBN-13: 9780275957063

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

When major league baseball cancelled its 1994 season following a player strike, fans were shocked that the national pastime could be brought to a standstill by a collective bargaining dispute. The strike was largely responsible for bringing the economics of the game into sports discussions and raising questions about the business of baseball. Will players' rising

Overview

When major league baseball cancelled its 1994 season following a player strike, fans were shocked that the national pastime could be brought to a standstill by a collective bargaining dispute. The strike was largely responsible for bringing the economics of the game into sports discussions and raising questions about the business of baseball. Will players' rising salaries destroy baseball? How will revenue-sharing and luxury taxes affect competitive balance? Should taxpayers subsidize their local team? This volume answers the basic questions about the economics of the sport, from salary arbitration to baseball's antitrust exemption, in a clear style geared for readers with no formal background in economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275957063
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction by Daniel R. Marburger

Collective Bargaining and Baseball

Whatever Happened to the "Good Ol' Days"? by Daniel R. Marburger

Why Can't Baseball Resolve Its Differences in the Off-Season? by Daniel R. Marburger

Free Agency, Salary Arbitration, and Player Salaries

Will Rising Salaries Destroy Baseball? by James Richard Hill

Free Agency and Competitive Balance by John L. Fizel

Final Offer Salary Arbitration (FOSA)—a.k.a. Franchise Owners' Self-Annihilation by James B. Dworkin

Salary Arbitration in Major League Baseball: A Case of Dog Wags Tail! by William H. Kaempfer

Baseball's Quick-Fix Solutions

The Salary Cap and the Luxury Tax: Affirmative Action Programs for Weak-Drawing Franchises by James Quirk

Increased Revenue-sharing for Major League Baseball? by Lawrence Hadley and Elizabeth Gustafson

Whither Baseball After the Strike of 1994? by James D. Whitney

The Antitrust Issue

Why Baseball's Antitrust Exemption Must Go by Bruce Johnson

Preserve Baseball's Antitrust Exemption, or, Why the Senators are Out of Their League by William F. Shughart II

The Future of Baseball

The Stadium Mess by Rodney Fort

Baseball in the Twenty-First Century by Andrew Zimbalist

Concluding Remarks by Daniel R. Marburger

Index

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