Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, MLB, Strikes, Unions, Money
Major League Baseball (Organization); Strikes and lockouts; Baseball Players; Labor Unions
They called him The Old Roman. In 1919 Charles Comiskey, owner of the Chicago White Sox so angered his players with low salaries and his cheapskate ways that they turned on him and fixed the World Series. In 1996 White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf so angered his fellow owners by his high salaries and wild spending that they turned on him, reversed their vote of the previous three weeks, and approved the new baseball collective bargaining agreement. Maybe they should call Reinsdorf, the New Roman, or Roman Nouveau.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Jerry Reinsdorf's Smoking Gun and Baseball Labor Settlement" (1996). On Sport and Society. 485.