Baseball's Eight Work Stoppages
Updated September 27, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
In 2002 the players' union and the owners narrowly avoided baseball's ninth work stoppage, coming to an agreement just hours before a proposed players' strike was set to begin. Below is a breakdown of the previous eight stoppages.
|1972||Strike||86||13 days||April 1-13||Pensions|
|1973||Lockout||0||17 days||February 8-25||Salary arbitration|
|1976||Lockout||0||17 days||March 1-17||Free agency|
|1980||Strike||0||8 days||April 1-8||Free-agent compensation|
|1981||Strike||712||50 days||June 12-July 31||Free-agent compensation|
|1985||Strike||0||2 days||August 6-7||Salary arbitration|
|1990||Lockout||0||32 days||Feb. 15-March 18||Salary arbitration and salary cap|
|1994||Strike||920||232 days||Aug. 12-March 31||Salary cap and revenue sharing|
|Home Run Derby||2002 Season||AL Team by Team Statistics|
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