Eldon Ham Recounts The History Of Broadcasting Baseball


Eldon L. Ham is a lawyer, multi-published author, and adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

He is the designated legal analyst for WSCR Radio in Chicago and is a three-time past chair of the Chicago Bar Committee on Law & Literature.

He has been nationally quoted in such media as the New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, ESPN.com, Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post and many others.

Eldon has been featured in the National Law Journal, and his articles have appeared in the Harvard University Sports and Entertainment Law Review, The Street & Smith Sports Business Journal, Seton Hall Sports Law Journal, Marquette Sports Law Review, and elsewhere.

Eldon is the author of four published books including The PlayMasters—an Unauthorized History of the NBA (2000), and Larceny & Old Leather: The Mischievous Legacy of Major League Baseball (2005).  His most recent book is titled: Broadcasting Baseball—A History of Our National Pastime on Radio and Television.

He has practiced law in the Chicago area since 1976, largely focusing on sports and entertainment law for 20 years, including a decade as general counsel to ZSMG, one of the nation’s leading sports agencies.