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Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

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‘Zero-hour’ resales part of StubHub-MLB deal

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 20 / 17

Major League Baseball’s first agreement with StubHub in 2007 brought widespread industry shock and amazement over the league going into business with the then-upstart ticket resale marketplace. Its second deal in 2012 created plenty of angst among individual clubs over the heavy influence seco...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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