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  1981 baseball strike - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1981 baseball strike was the fifth work stoppage in Major League Baseball history.
The strike began on June 12 and forced the cancellation of 713 (or 38 percent of the Major League schedule) games in the middle of the regular season.
Although the strike was called by the players, many sportswriters and even fans placed most of the blame on the owners.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1981_baseball_strike   (778 words)

 Baseball - Iridis Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Baseball is played between two teams of nine players each on a baseball field, usually under the authority of one or more officials, called umpires.
Baseball history is full of heroes and goats—men who in the heat of the moment distinguished themselves with a timely hit or catch, or an untimely strikeout or error.
A series of strikes and lockouts began in baseball, affecting portions of the 1972 and 1981 seasons and culminating in the infamous strike of 1994 that led to the cancellation of the World Series.
www.iridis.com /Baseball   (5410 words)

 Baseball - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball past a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical stick called a bat.
The number of balls and strikes thrown to the current batter is known as the count; the count is always given balls first, then strikes (such as 3-2 or "three and two", which would be 3 balls and 2 strikes).
Baseball history is full of heroes and goats—men who in the heat of the moment (the "clutch") distinguished themselves with a timely hit or catch, or an untimely strikeout or error.
baseball.quickseek.com   (10578 words)

 Marvin Miller | BaseballLibrary.com
Hired by the players in 1966, he brought a wealth of experience garnered in the tough steelworkers' union to bear on baseball labor relations, and his knowledge, organizational ability, and resolve completely overmatched the owners and their representatives, particularly Commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Spike Eckert.
In a time of baseball prosperity which saw manifold increase in the value of franchises, his tough tactics finally got the players not only a "bigger piece of the pie" but also greater, if grudging, respect for their wishes in regard to trades and other matters.
He may be reviled for having made baseball a business, but it had been since 1876; he made the business pay off for the 600-odd players active each year instead of just their 26 bosses.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/M/Miller_Marvin.stm   (431 words)

 Good article by Gordon Edes re: the strike - Baseball Fever
They are not opposed to the concept of revenue sharing, which already exists, and they're moving toward the acceptance of some type of tax, though not at the thresholds the owners are seeking.
And that's what this strike means: the parking lot attendants, the beer vendors, the waiters at the cafe across the street from the stadium, etc., all of them lose out on what are primarily Average Joe salaries and wages.
I also wanted to add something about the cascade effect the strike will have on the vendors, parking lot attendants, hotel employees, etc. Many people bring up the fact that a lot of non-baseball workers will be affected, and this should be brought up.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=3887   (2177 words)

 Baseball Almanac - Year In Review : 1981 National League
The lanky right-hander with the handlebar mustache went on to become one of the greatest relief artists in all of baseball, lasting seventeen years and compiling the record for most career saves (three-hundred forty-five) as well as World Series saves (seven).
The Executive Board of the Players' Association voted unanimously to strike on May 29th due to the unresolved issue of free-agent compensation.
Due to the two-month strike, Major League owners elected to split the 1981 season into two halves, with the first-place teams from each half in each division meeting in a best-of-five divisional playoff series.
www.baseball-almanac.com /yearly/yr1981n.shtml   (811 words)

 1981: Baseball strikes out - Playing Hardball: Sports Labour Disputes - CBC Archives
A dispute over free agency in professional baseball has turned into the longest strike in American sports history, and both Canadian cities are losing millions.
• The 1981 strike was the fifth baseball work stoppage in nine years.
To finish the 1981 season, baseball owners split the season into two halves.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-41-1430-9212/sports/sports_disputes/clip1   (672 words)

 Strike Poll - Baseball Fever
Baseball in the past 40 years has been passed in interest by the NFL and the NBA.
As a baseball fan from afar I will be pee'd off if the strike happens, but I will not be as affected as a lot of USA fans who live and breathe baseball.
Baseball is an everyday sport and without that connection there isn't an everyday interest.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=3815   (3033 words)

 CNNSI.com - Baseball - Power Rankings: Labor deal is a start - Tuesday September 03, 2002 07:16 AM
Right now, there’s nothing except public scrutiny that forces those teams to do that, largely because the players believed that to be consistent with their opposition to a hard salary cap in the new contract, they also had to veto a team minimum salary.
Baseball still has lots to fix, both on the business side and in fan relations.
Starter Jose Rijo was so sure there would be a strike that he bought an airline ticket to his home in the Dominican Republic nearly two weeks before the Aug. 30 deadline.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/news/2002/09/02/power_rankings   (1627 words)

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Baseball players were locked out for 17 days in March 1976.
As a result of the 1981 baseball strike, the season was split into two halves and an expanded playoff format.
The Cincinnati Reds finished 66-42 but lost their division by a half-game in the first half and 1 1/2 games after the strike, thus missing the playoffs.
www.sltrib.com /portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?article=2606629   (207 words)

 The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum...Your Education Destination, Education Modules, Education Programs, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Evaluate the implications and repercussions of a labor strike or lockout as a means of resolving conflicts and pressuring the other side to gain an advantage in the process of collective bargaining.
Document the economic effect of player-owner relations in the history of well-known baseball controversies, such as the Black Sox scandal of 1919 or the joint holdout of Hall of Fame pitching greats, Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax, in 1966.
The umpire strike of 1979 and the more recent demise of the umpire's union led by Richie Phillips are especially pertinent.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /education/units/content/labor_history.htm   (5140 words)

 Timeline 1981
1981 Oct 8, An explosive device at the Univ. of Utah was defused.
He was arrested in 1981 and imprisoned for 7 years in the Combinado del Este prison and again in 1992 on charges of disseminating "enemy propaganda." In 1995 he left for the US for medical treatment.
1981 Zairian citizenship was withdrawn from the Banyamulenge Tutsis of eastern Zaire.
timelines.ws /20thcent/1981.HTML   (11128 words)

 Baseball-loving songwriter out to tune in town
A Seattle songwriter who has loved baseball since boyhood, Bender got the nickname "Deuce" because "bender" is slang for a curveball, and when a catcher signals for a curve he puts down two fingers.
Probably the best homage to those names was Terry Cashman's "Talkin' Baseball (Willie, Mickey, & the Duke)," a pop tune that became a radio hit during the 1981 baseball strike and has since had versions written for nearly every major league team, including the Mariners.
Bender, the sort of baseball fan who has been to most big league stadiums, who plans trips to coincide with ball games in certain cities, who doesn't believe in booing, knows he's not going to get rich selling his CD.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /levesque/183444_leve24.html   (836 words)

 NWAnews.com :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source
It was based on drafting a mock team of active players before the 1980 baseball season and basing the team’s success on the players’ statistics from the coming baseball season.
Teams had to trace the stats of the players they drafted through the whole season, and the team whose players did the best overall in 12 categories would win the prize money from the contributions of each of the owners at the start of the season.
Okrent and his friends spread word of the new game during the year, and even more so during the 1981 baseball players ’ strike, when there was little else to write about in the sport.
www.nwanews.com /bvwv/Sports_and_Recreation/1000   (679 words)

 Top 20 Encyclopedia
Major League Baseball, under the direction of its Commissioner, Bud Selig, hires and maintains the sport's umpiring crews, and negotiates marketing, labor, and television contracts.
Shortened seasons were played in 1918 due to the outbreak of World War I, and in 1972, 1981, 1994 and 1995 due to player strikes and lockouts.
In 1997 Major League Baseball introduced interleague play, which was criticized by the sport's purists but has since proven very popular with most fans.
encyc.connectonline.com /index.php/Major_League_Baseball   (2013 words)

 1981 strike - BR Bullpen
The 1981 Baseball Strike caused a strike-shortened season.
Teams played between 102 to 110 games, since games were canceled from June 12 to August 10 and not made up to even out the schedule.
The playoffs featured the division winners of each half season (before strike and after strike) and an extra tier to the playoffs, much like the Division Series.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/1981_strike   (102 words)

 Terry Cashman's Press and Reviews
It came out in the middle of the 1981 strike and it filled a void.
Then the 1994 strike hit, the World Series was canceled, and the last thing anyone wanted to hear was a song about baseball," he says.
"With the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color line and the emergence of Tiger Woods in golf, one of the things that struck me most is that golf has never had a color line," Cashman says.
www.americanoriginalscds.com /terrycashmanpress.htm   (972 words)

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Hill, J. The threat of free agency and exploitation in professional baseball 1976-1977.
Medhoff, M.H. On Monopsonistic Exploitation in Professional Baseball.
Passmore, D.L., Pellock, C., and Wang, G. Ballpark estimates : Impact of the 1994 baseball strike on the Pennsylvania economy.
www.sp.uconn.edu /~yian/frl/08econ.htm   (9398 words)

 Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
But it is Strat-o-matic baseball that has become a part of the sporting culture and in a small way a progenitor of the computer sports games so popular today.
Spink's advice was that the idea of a baseball board game had been tried and failed.
During the 1981 baseball strike, newspapers played Strat-o-matic games instead of real ones and reported the results.
www.forbes.com /2000/10/04/1004smb.html   (1075 words)

 Sutton, Doby Enter Hall Of Fame - CBS News
Long-time baseball executive Lee MacPhail, former Negro League star Joe Rogan and shortstop George Davis, one of the finest hitters from the deadball era, also were inducted.
Sutton was the only choice of the baseball writers in 1998, again proving that 300 career wins is a benchmark for induction, no matter how long it takes to get there.
MacPhail served as American League president from 1974-83 and was one of the key figures in ending the 1981 baseball strike.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/1998/07/26/national/main14727.shtml   (1481 words)

 Guide to Baseball Fiction: W. P. Kinsella
A minor-league baseball player falls desperately in love with a married woman.
Aided by magic, a Detroit man rises in pro baseball by pretending to be a native of a Caribbean nation famous for its ballplayers.
During the 1981 baseball strike, the men of a major-league city surreptitiously replace the local stadium's Astroturf with real grass.
www.uta.edu /english/tim/baseball/kinsella.html   (1273 words)

 My Most Memorable Baseball Moments
While I didn't feel Ripken's streak should have won, I can see that people voted for it because it helped heal baseball from the strike of 1994.
Anyway, without further ado and in no particular order, here are my Most Memorable Moments from baseball, good or bad, whether or not they occurred during an actual game.
He was very nice and wrote notes for my brother, my cousin and I. When I remarked that he didn't sign mine, he said "Oh, you want that, too?" with a big smile on his face.
www.contractbud.com /?article=mjp_memorable   (936 words)

 Baseball Strike - TalkBack
Whether they strike or not, the damage is already done.
Minor league baseball can be entertaining, certainly, but by no means is it more "real" or "pure" than the majors.
Major league baseball is supposedly losing money, 100's of millions (maybe billions) of dollars a year (I don't believe this because MLB has a gov't sanctioned monopoly) So in that sense, they are vastly overpaid.
talkback.lancasteronline.com /index.php?showtopic=644   (2112 words)

 Hot News
He was the first pitcher in history to claim the award in both leagues, and in addition, was named to five all-star teams in a big-league career that saw him win 20 games or more in a season five times.
For his outstanding efforts, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. in 1991.
With baseball at a stand-still for 41 days that summer, Perry was home more frequently and spent time with his children, teaching them a bit of what he had learned in his own youth.
www.americanfarm.com /TopStory1.11.05c.html   (716 words)

 Baseball Guide - Major League Baseball History
History of baseball, for a detailed history of the Major Leagues; 1994 baseball strike · 1981 baseball strike · 1972 baseball strike · Minor league baseball...
This document list results of major league baseball division playoffs and league championship series.
Major League Baseball Statistics for each player, team, and league in baseball history.
www.bigbatz.com /major-league-baseball-history.html   (251 words)

 Best for Last H
Original Vinyl LP Record We also have a limited supply of the original vinyl LP release of this 1981 classic.
He was inspired to write Talkin’ Baseball in the wake of the 1981 baseball strike, as monetary gain seemed to be overtaking the purity of the game.
This audiobook would make an excellent gift to any who appreciate baseball nostalgia an/or serve as an illustrated guide for today's youth in the mechanics of baseball, in the original voices and pictures of Gil Hodges, Clem Lebine, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, Carl Erskine and Duke Snider.
www.cooperstownmusic.com /bestfor.htm   (462 words)

West Division leader Charlotte, a city attempting to land major league baseball, is sixth at 5,700 per game.
However, unlike the 1981 baseball strike, when the Tides bathed in the glory national media attention, most of the nation's media seem to be focusing elsewhere.
In 1981 the Tides were often seen on ESPN and other cable networks.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /VA-news/VA-Pilot/issues/1994/vp940817/08170549.htm   (716 words)

 Bill Lee Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
When Lee was sold to the Indians, he went on an unofficial strike - jumping the club and going home.
He was tracked down by the Red Sox president and docked a day's pay, $500.
Statistics may come from our work, the Baseball Databank, or other sources including SABR.org.
www.baseball-reference.com /l/leebi03.shtml   (446 words)

 Sports Management Research Guide
For example, "sports", "athletics", and "baseball" or "basketball" are all terms you might use.
Historical New York Times - Dating to 1851, this database can be used when researching the history of a sports franchise, such as the Brooklyn Dodgers, or a particular event in sports history, such as the 1981 baseball strike.
Newsbank - This collection of national and global newspapers can be used to access newspaper articles on regional sports issues or controversies.
www.menlo.edu /library/reference/Sports%20Management.html   (959 words)

1981 Rolling Stones begin their 6th U.S. tour (John F. Kennedy Stadium, Phila)
1981 Baseball players begin a 50 day strike, their 3rd strike
1981 New York Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames
www.brainyhistory.com /topics/t/their.html   (4631 words)

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