Baseball Strike Deadline Aug. 6

United Press International

Major league baseball players voted today to strike on Aug. 6 if long-stalled contract negotiations with club owners are not resolved by then. It would be their fourth strike in baseball history and third in five years.

After a nearly 3 1/2-hour meeting of the 30-member executive board of the Major League Players Assn., union acting executive director Donald Fehr announced that the players had decided to play Tuesday night’s All-Star Game but to set the August strike date. “The players had considered, strongly considered, not playing the game,” Fehr said.