On this day: April 2

POSTED: 08:46 AM PDT Mar 29, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 01, 2016 

Elvis heads north of the border, 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal strikes Oscar gold, Velcro hits the market, the MLB finds labor peace, and Pope John Paul II dies, all on this day.

OTD April 2 - MLB strike
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1995: The costliest strike in professional sports history ends when Major League Baseball owners agree to let players play without a contract. The strike, which had begun on Aug. 12, 1994, led to the cancellation of more than 900 games and the entire 1994 postseason and World Series, making the MLB the first professional sport to lose its entire postseason due to a labor dispute. The 1995 season, which was revised to 144 games instead of the normal 162, began on April 24 under the conditions of the expired contract.


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