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  • Sam Abady: Diamond Justice

    Sam Abady earned his B.A. in philosophy at Colgate University and J.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at the City College Urban Legal Studies Program in Harlem. He was a trial and appellate lawyer for twenty-five years, appearing in cases all over the United States, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and his work focused primarily on criminal defense, medico-legal and civil rights matters, including the defense of athletes in anti-doping cases. He is now teaching and writing, including a textbook on narcotics law, history and policy. He was a catcher and cleanup batter throughout his youth, and travels mostly on two wheels via a 1972 Harley-Davidson Sportster and 2001 Kawasaki Vulcan Nomad.

    December 11, 2007: Roids, Revenge and Reasonable Doubt: The United States v. Barry Lamar Bonds – Part III

    This week, the Baseball Library continues our series about the Barry Bonds case with our resident legal eagle, Sam Abady. Our editor-in-chief, Richard Lally, resumes the role of interrogator to pose questions to Mr. Abady concerning...Read More

    December 10, 2007: Roids, Revenge and Reasonable Doubt – United States v. Barry Lamar Bonds – Part II

    This week, the Baseball Library continues our series about the Barry Bonds case with our resident legal eagle, Sam Abady. Our editor-in-chief, Richard Lally, resumes the role of interrogator to pose questions to Mr. Abady concerning...Read More

    December 3, 2007: The Bete Noir of Baseball - Will Barry Bonds’s BALCO Biceps Land Him in the Hoosegow?


    This week, the Baseball Library begins a series about the Barry Bonds case with our resident legal eagle, Sam Abady. Our editor-in-chief, Richard Lally, will play the of interrogator and pose a series of questions to Mr. Ab...Read More

    June 22, 2007: Foul Territory: Hate Speech in Baseball - A Reflection on John Rocker and Turkey Stearnes


    “Race prejudice exists in professional baseball ranks to a marked degree ....”
    The Sporting News, Spring 1889

    The Atlanta Braves’ fireman, John Loy Rocker,...Read More

    May 28, 2007: Appeal Play - Maddox in Mudville

    Introduction

    His life story is a paean to the heteroclite man. He was blessed with great and many gifts, and yet, eschewed tradition to seek his own way. Thus, he went to the University of Michigan, pursued Jewish Studies, assumed a new identity, and became one of baseball’s most e...Read More

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