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Arthur Soden's Legacy: The Origins and Early History of Baseball's Reserve System
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  • Edmund P. Edmonds, Notre Dame Law School
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publication Information
5 Alb. Gov't L. Rev. 38 (2012)
Abstract

The article focuses on the nineteenth century evolution of the U.S. baseball reserves system. It mentions that the early history of the reserve clause establishes a relationship with sports collective bargaining agreements. It notes that its basic structure stems from a dispute between Boston owner Arthur Soden and baseball players James O'Rourke and George Wright. It also emphasizes on discipline imposed to the players who abandon their contracts to seek higher salaries from a different team.

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Reprinted with permission of Albany Government Law Review.

Citation Information
Edmund P. Edmonds. "Arthur Soden's Legacy: The Origins and Early History of Baseball's Reserve System" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/edmund_edmonds/5/