Republicans Introduce Legislation To Pull Major League Baseball’s Anti-Trust Exemption

Legislation comes after MLB announced All-Star Game will be moved out of Georgia because of state’s new voting law


Key Republican lawmakers are set to introduce legislation to strip Major League Baseball of its antitrust exemption.

The legislation would end a special exemption from U.S. antitrust laws that benefited MLB for nearly a century. It comes after the league announced the All-Star Game will be moved out of Georgia because of the state’s new voting law, SB 202.

Credit: AP Photo/John Amis

The National Pastime is regarded as an “exhibition” and not subject to the Commerce Clause of the Constitution – thanks to a 1922 landmark Supreme Court case.

The Supreme Court ruling stated that the business of Major League Baseball did not constitute “interstate commerce,” making it exempt from the Sherman Act, which essentially allowed the sport to monopolize the industry.

Read More

Leave a Reply


Facebook’s Says Its Clubhouse Competitor Will Be Available This Summer

Bitcoin: Despite Recent Slump, Strategists Say Keep An Eye On These 2 Key Levels For What Happens Next