SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FEDERAL BASEBALL CLUB OF BALTIMORE, INC. v. NATIONAL LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL CLUBS, ET AL.
259 U.S. 200
ERROR TO THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
No. 204. Argued April 19, 1922 -- Decided May 29, 1922
Error to a judgment of the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia reversing a judgment for triple damages under the Anti-Trust Acts recovered by the plaintiff in error in the Supreme Court of the Distric and directing that judgment be entered for the defendants.
1. The business of providing public baseball games for profit between clubs of professional baseball players in a league and between clubs of rival leagues, although necessarily involving the constantly repeated traveling of the players from one State to another, provided for, controlled and disciplined by the organizations employing them, is not interstate commerce. P. 208.
2. Held that an action for triple damages under the Anti-Trust Acts could not be maintained by a baseball club against baseball leagues and their constituent clubs, joined with individuals, for an alleged conspiracy to monopolize the baseball business resulting injuriously to the plaintiff. P. 209.
269 Fed. 681; 50 App. D.C. 165, affirmed.
Mr. Justice Holmes delivered tha opinion of the court.