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Notable recent strikes and lockouts in major sports

BASEBALL

April 1980--Players strike the final eight days of spring training, forcing the cancellation of 92 exhibition games.

June-July 1981--Players stage first midseason strike in the history of baseball (712 games are canceled). Play resumes with All-Star Game.

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August 1985--Players strike for two days before reaching a five-year agreement.

Feb.-March 1990--Owners lock out the players from spring training. Season starts a week behind schedule (78 games postponed by the lockout are rescheduled).

August 1994-April 1995--Players stage strike that lasts for more than 230 days. Owners threaten to lock out players and begin the 1995 season with replacement players, although this never happens. Season begins April 26 and is shortened to 144 games.

HOCKEY

Sept. 94-Jan. 1995--A 103-day lockout causes season to be shortened to 48 games.

FOOTBALL

Sept.-Dec. 1982--Players stage strike that lasts 57 days (112 of 224 scheduled games are canceled, and season is reduced to nine weeks).

Sept.-Oct. 1987--Players stage strike that lasts 23 days and the owners play three weeks of games with replacement players.

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BASKETBALL

July-Sept. 1995--Owners lock out the players before agreeing to a new contract.


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