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  Ford Frick Biography by Baseball Almanac
Ford Frick was born on December 19, 1894, and started serving as the Commissioner of Major League Baseball on September 20, 1951.
Some of the major changes included the growth from eight to ten teams in each league, the establishment of multiple national television contracts, a league draft and college scholarship system and the introduction of baseball on the international level in countries such as Japan, Central America, Holland, Italy and Africa.
Not unlike his Major League Baseball forefathers, Frick was also contested on several occasions for policies that did not agree with the public's view.
www.baseball-almanac.com /articles/ford_frick_biography.shtml   (692 words)

  
  Major League Baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
More specifically, Major League Baseball ("MLB") refers to the entity that operates North America's two top leagues, the National League and the American League, by means of a joint organizational structure which has existed between them since 1920.
Major League Baseball is governed by the Major League Baseball Constitution, an agreement that has undergone several incarnations since 1876, then called the NL Constitution, with the most recent revisions being made in 2005.
Major League Baseball, under the direction of its Commissioner, Bud Selig, hires and maintains the sport's umpiring crews, and negotiates marketing, labor, and television contracts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Major_League_Baseball   (1921 words)

  
 Major League Baseball television contracts: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Before the previous television contract (1983-1989) with Major League Baseball was signed, CBS was at one point, interested in a pact which would have called for three interleague (additional info and facts about interleague) games every Thursday night (only).
Major League Baseball's four year tenure with CBS (1990-1993) was marred by turmoil and shortcomings throughout.
Soon after the Baseball Network fiasco, Major League Baseball made a deal with Fox (Alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs) & NBC on November 7, 1995.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/M/Ma/Major_League_Baseball_television_contracts.htm   (4829 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Major League Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Major League Baseball is governed by the Major League Constitution, an agreement that has undergone several incarnations since 1920, with the most recent revisions being made in 2001.
An owner is accepted into the league, but may not change the location of his or her franchise without the approval of the other members of the league.
Federal Baseball Club of Baltimore v the National League eventually reached the Supreme Court, where in 1922 the famous decision that baseball was not interstate commerce, and therefore was exempt from antitrust laws was rendered.
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 World Almanac for Kids
Baseball is played by amateurs of all ages, including numerous sandlot clubs and athletic associations, virtually every high school and college in the U.S., and scores of junior leagues.
During the next quarter of a century numerous other leagues were organized throughout the U.S. Among the first of these were the International League and the Northwestern League, both composed of teams representing smaller cities than the clubs in the National League and known for that reason as minor leagues.
Much controversy surrounded baseball’s reserve clause, which bound a player to one team until the player retired or was traded; if a player’s contract expired, and no new agreement was reached, the clause allowed the team to renew the contract annually.
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 Baseball Fanatics - Home of the Baseball Fans
Baseball is one of the oldest and most popular spectator sports originating in the early 1800s.
Leagues in other parts of the world, notably Japan and Latin America, may have equivalent levels of play (and increasingly draw from the same talent pools), but are typically not included when the term is used.
This structure and the major league ownership of minor league baseball is possible because of a 1922 court decision in which baseball was ruled a local affair and not interstate commerce subject to antitrust law, an exemption which does not apply to other sports.
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 CNNSI.com - Baseball - Strike could cost teams $600M in TV revenue - Wednesday August 28, 2002 06:36 PM
Fox is paying major league baseball about $340 million this year, according to a person familiar with the contract who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Baseball likely would choose to rebate that money by taking reduced payments over the final four years of the contract -- a blow to the small- and mid-market teams who count on the national TV fees to make up for their smaller local revenues.
Major league baseball itself would be the big loser if marketers are left without ballgames as a venue for hawking their snacks and beer.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/news/2002/08/28/labor_tv_ap   (1043 words)

  
 ESPN.com: MLB - Baseball's antitrust exemption: Q & A
Baltimore, a member of the Federal League that operated as a major league in 1914-15, had sued the National and American Leagues, charging the Federal League's inability to sign players was due to antitrust violations.
A plaintiff challenging contraction, in an antitrust suit, would allege that contraction constitutes an agreement among all the teams in the league to limit output (two fewer teams to watch) and limit competition (28 instead of 30 teams competing for the same players).
Major league teams would have to purchase or trade for their players from minor league teams or directly from college programs.
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 Baseball . Site Credits | PBS
Baseball is the story of big business and American enterprise, tracing the game's growth into a billion-dollar industry through decades marked by ambition and greed.
With major league expansion to both coasts and the arrival of television, baseball became even more lucrative for the owners, but not until an effective union finally broke the reserve clause and ushered in the era of free agency did players get a share of the wealth.
Throughout its history, baseball has given us fine athletes who were even finer human beings whose graciousness helped make major league baseball the national pastime it will always be.
www.pbs.org /kenburns/baseball/story.html   (370 words)

  
 WowEssays.com - Rising Major League Baseball Salaries, And The
Television revenues vary widely according to the individual markets, but the teams that seem to do the best with local television revenues are the teams that are perennially competitive.
Baseball owners are historically very stubborn and resistant to change, but with the current situation baseball finds itself in, it may require unprecedented cooperation among the owners, and also between the owners and the players union, in order to solve the serious problems that face baseball in the near future.
Baseball owners cannot afford to be so selfish with their own money that they force the poorer teams into financial ruin, and they also cannot afford to alienate the fans that they depend on as the basis for all the money they all make.
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 Major League Baseball television contracts Information
When NBC inked a $550 million contract for six years in the fall of 1982, a return on the investment so to speak demanded Vin Scully to be their star baseball announcer.
Under a six year plan, Major League Baseball was intended to receive 85% of the first $140 million in advertising revenue (or 87.5% of advertising revenues and corporate sponsorship from the games until sales top a specified level), 50% of the next $30 million, and 80% of any additional money.
In July 1995, ABC and NBC, who wound up having to share the duties of televising the 1995 World Series as a way to recoup (with ABC broadcasting Games 1, 4, and 5 and NBC broadcasting Games 2, 3, and 6), announced that they were opting out of their agreement with Major League Baseball.
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 Major League Baseball : MLB
Leagues in other parts of the world, notably Japan and Latin America may have equivalent levels of play (and increasingly draw from the same talent pools), but are typically not included when the term is used.
More specifically, "Major League Baseball" (MLB) refers to the two top leagues, the National League and the American League, and the joint organizational structure which exists between them.
This structure and the major league ownership of minor league baseball is possible because of an 1922 court decision in which baseball was ruled a local affair and not interstate commerce subject to antitrust law, an exemption which doesn't apply to other sports.
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 Hearings Expose Inept Congress & Major League Baseball
And there is plenty of blame to go around with respect to the denials and obfuscations of Major League Baseball, the Major League Players Association, and present day and retired players of MVP quality and the lack of their ethical standards to say the very least.
Major League Baseball is a yearly multi-billion dollar business which does not have the privilege of operating in a vacuum.
The majority of its funding comes from television contracts, ticket sales and merchandising and most of the MLB stadiums are still subsidized by the American taxpayers.
www.commonvoice.com /article.asp?colid=1910   (1267 words)

  
 SportsBiz: Baseball's quiet war chest - Dec. 21, 2001
While baseball officials won't disclose the exact amount of money in the fund, it appears there was about $44 million retained by the fund in 2000, and somewhere north of $200 million since 1995.
One former baseball executive has told me that if baseball does move ahead with contraction, the initial payments to the owners being bought out would come from resources of the general fund, not from each of the remaining 28 teams.
Baseball's arcane accounting process actually means that the money being held in the fund counts could eventually become part of the "losses" reported by 25 of the sports' 30 franchises.
money.cnn.com /2001/12/21/news/column_sportsbiz   (918 words)

  
 USA Geography Quizzes - Fun Map Games
Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball past a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth cylinder called a bat.
Professional baseball began in the United States around 1865, and the National League was founded in 1876 as the first true major league, quickly producing famous players such as Honus Wagner.
A series of strikes and lockouts began in baseball, affecting portions of the 1972 and 1981 seasons and culminating in the infamous strike of 1994 that led to the cancellation of the World Series and carried over into 1995 before it was finally settled.
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 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Delay expected in decision on Expos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Commissioner Bud Selig's three-year contract extension, the start of a baseball television network and a World Cup tournament are likely to gain overwhelming approval from owners this week, while a decision on the future home of the Montreal Expos is put off once again.
Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer, is confident a decision will be made in time to move the team for 2005, but won't set a timetable.
Major league executives planning the move of the Expos have spent most of the past two months concentrating on the bids of Northern Virginia and downtown Washington, a top baseball official said earlier this month on the condition of anonymity.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2004/08/17/delay_expected_in_decision_on_expos   (453 words)

  
 History of Baseball Part 2 - The Baseball Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Professional baseball was built on the foundation of the amateur leagues that preceded it.
The Federal League sought to establish its presence both on the field and in the courtroom.
In 1922, the Supreme Court settled the matter by ruling that baseball was exempt from anti-trust legislation.
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 Report: Baseball teams struggle to meet payrolls - Jul. 12, 2002
The report comes as baseball faces the next round of negotiations with the Major League Baseball Players Association, which is weighing whether to call a strike before the end of the season.
While baseball has not released the size of the funds, its financial numbers suggest it went into this season with hundreds of millions of dollars in it.
A top major league official confirmed to CNN/Money in December that the fund does hold $200 million to $300 million at different times.
money.cnn.com /2002/07/12/news/companies/baseball_payroll   (668 words)

  
 Major League Baseball Contracts
Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America.
Major League Baseball, under the direction of its Commissioner, hires and maintains the sport's umpiring crews, and negotiates marketing, labor, and television contracts...
This structure and the major league ownership of minor league baseball is...
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Major League Baseball television contracts
The first-ever televised baseball game was on May 17, 1939, between Princeton and Columbia; Princeton beat Columbia 2-1 at Columbia's Baker Field.
Major League Baseball media director John Lazarus said of the new arrangement between NBC and ABC "Ratings couldn't get more from one network so we approached another." NBC's Joe Garagiola wasn't very fond of new broadcasting arrangement at first saying "I wished they hadn't got half the package.
By the time that NBC lost Major League Baseball for the second time in 12 years, the sport had endured a strike, realignment, the controversial innovations of the wild card and interleague play, and NBC's complete loss of the regular season Game of the Week.
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 Sports, by Gerald W. Scully: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
But in all sports, revenues from national television contracts have grown as a percent of total revenues, and these revenues are divided equally among the clubs.
Although player contracts vary from sport to sport, all contain some basic prohibitions against moves to other teams that are initiated by the player.
Because teams in new leagues are inferior to established teams (the established teams already have the best stars), the networks have little incentive to substitute a new league's games for NFL games.
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 Major League Baseball television contracts - Definition, explanation
Before the previous television contract (1983-1989) with Major League Baseball was signed, CBS was at one point, interested in a pact which would have called for three interleague games every Thursday night (only).
Major League Baseball's four year tenure with CBS (1990-1993) was marred by turmoil and shortcomings throughout.
Major League Baseball currently has contracts with Fox (worth $2.5 billion through the year 2006) to show Saturday baseball, the All-Star Game, selected Division Series games and exclusive coverage of the League Championship Series and World Series.
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