*The Common Law Origins of the Infield Fly Rule

With the baseball season just around the corner (The New York Yankees take on the The Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park at 8:05 p.m. on April 4th) it is time to brush up on the rules of baseball, and the best place to start is a reading or rereading of The Common Law Origins of the Infield Fly Rule 123 Univ. Penn. Law Review 1474 (1975,) anonymously penned by William S. Stevens, who was then a law student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Unfortunately Mr. Stevens passed away at age 60, on December 8, 2008

The complete code of rules governing the playing of baseball games by professional teams of Major League Baseball and the leagues that are members of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues can be found here, starting with the “Foreword,” with the rest of the rules obtained by clicking on the menu to the left of the “Foreword” and under “Official Rules.”

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