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Stories about Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s saving baseball have been inundating the media since President Obama nominated her on Tuesday to SCOTUS. There is no doubt that her ruling in supporting the National Labor Relations Board's request for an injunction was crucial in April 1995 because replacement players (or scabs if you come from a union family) were ready to take the place of the regular major leaguers as the August 1994 strike spilled over into spring training.

Today May 29th is the anniversary of another big moment in baseball labor history. On this day in 1922 Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Oliver Wendell Holmes ruled for a unanimous court that baseball was sport and not commerce and therefore was entitled to an exemption from anti-trust laws.  Read More 
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