Review: Stuart Banner’s “The Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption”

I wrote this book review for a class that I took almost two years ago.  One of the topics we covered in said class revolved around the steps towards getting research and reviews published in academic journals.  So a couple weeks after the semester wrapped up, I decided, “What the hell, I’m gonna give this a shot,” and I submitted the review to The Journal of Sport History.

Much to my surprise, I received a response the next day requesting that I submit additional information in order that the journal could publish my book review.  The world of academia runs on its own timetable, sometimes aggravatingly so, and the whole process has taken quite some time from start to finish.  And even though this issue of the journal is dated Fall 2015, the online version of it posted only in the last week.

If you happen to be on a college campus or otherwise have access to a subscription, you can find the electronic version of the journal here:

But as I imagine most folks don’t have this kind of access, here is the PDF version of my review: Published review – The Baseball Trust

The Baseball Trust

4 thoughts on “Review: Stuart Banner’s “The Baseball Trust: A History of Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption”

  1. Congratulations. As a retired academic, I know how trying it can be to publish anything; so great job getting a very good review published. I liked the review a lot.
    BTW nice pix of Home Run Baker on the cover. I’ve never seen the book so thanks a second time. This time for bringing the book to my attention.

  2. I imagine this was a tough topic to write about and even tougher to do a book review on because it’s such a massive subject or as you said Precious, a complex one. You did a great job summarizing the book. Congratulations! Underneath this post are three related subjects you’ve written about one being That Seattle Pilots book by Bill Mullins. I’m usually a little intimidated by academic books about baseball but you’ve explained The Baseball Trust in a way that makes it seem very accessible.

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