25 February 1957 – Supreme Court Plays Ball

On this date in 1957, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the NFL’s request for anti-trust justice Tom C Clark with hatexemption, saying that baseball is the only sport deserving of such an exemption.

Justice Tom C. Clark wrote the decision.

Also of note today in baseball History, John McGraw, the great Oriole player from the 1890s who went on to manage  the great Giant teams of the early 1900s, died on the 25th of February in 1934, at age 60.

 

 

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