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Baseball union casts support to hockey brethren

Updated: September 30, 2004, 8:11 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

The NHL Players' Association is not alone in its stance against NHL owners, whose demand for a salary cap has resulted in a lockout that has now reached two weeks. Another ally has emerged, albeit behind closed doors: The Major League Baseball Players Association.

The NHL and MLB are the only two major professional sports that do not have a salary cap. The NBA has had one since 1983 and the NFL has had one since 1994.

On Tuesday, MLBPA executive director Donald Fehr sent a letter ...

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