Barry Bonds and Abandoned Property: Who Owns the Home Run Ball?

Monday, October 29, 2012 • 12:15 PM • Law School 4055Duke Law Events

Professor Paul Finkelman, John Hope Franklin Visiting Professor of Legal History, joins the Law & History Society in a discussion of the legal issues surrounding baseball, specifically the ownership of home run balls. Professor Finkelman served as a key witness in Popov v. Hayashi, the suit over who owned Barry Bonds' 73rd home run ball, and is currently the ninth most cited legal historian. Lunch will be served. For more information, please contact Patrick Jamieson at

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