1994 strike was a low point for baseball

Updated: August 10, 2004, 8:49 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Ten years ago, they packed up the bats and balls and went home for the winter, wiping out the World Series and alienating millions.

When Seattle's Randy Johnson struck out Oakland's Ernie Young at 9:45 p.m. PDT on Aug. 11, 1994, baseball players walked off for what turned into the longest work stoppage in the history of major North American professional sports leagues, a 7-month marathon of acrimony that wandered through hotel meeting rooms, the federal courts and ...

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