On this day in 1994 the Major League Baseball season ended due to a strike. The strike began on August 12th. For the first time in 100 years there would be no World Series. The strike would not end until April 2, 1995.
One of the effects of the strike may have been the death of baseball in Montreal. The Montreal Expos had the best record in the Major Leagues when the strike started with a record of 74-40. They were enjoying the best season in franchise history. They very well could have won the World Series that year if not for the strike. Who knows what may have happened if that would have occurred. Maybe they would still have a team. A decade later the Expos moved to Washington to become the Washington Nationals.
This was a devastating strike for the popularity of baseball. A lot of fans took years to get over it. Some never have.