Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, MLB, strikes, NLRB
Major League Baseball (Organization); Strikes and lockouts; United States. National Labor Relations Board
After nearly eight months, some 232 days after it began, the strike by major league baseball players ended not at the bargaining table, but as the result of a judicial ruling by the youngest judge in the Southern District of New York. At age forty Judge Sonia Sotomayor is the first Puerto Rican appointed to the bench in this predominantly Puerto Rican district. A Yale Law Graduate, who grew up in South Bronx just a few blocks from Yankee Stadium, she was appointed to the bench by former Yale first-baseman George Bush on the recommendation of Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Richard Nixon's designated hitter.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "The Baseball Strike" (1995). On Sport and Society. 265.