14 September, 2011

September 14, 1994

The day I gave up on Major League Baseball.

The World Series is canceled by Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig due to the ongoing strike. The strike will end on April 2, 1995, and even the 1995 season will be shortened from 162 to 144 games.

As far as I’m concerned baseball died on this day. Roger Maris’ 61 home runs record in a season will never be broken, nor will Hank Aaron’s career record of 755 home runs.

I try to stick to the facts in these “On This Day” posts, but it’s 17 years later, and I’m still very bitter about this one. I’ve never watched a baseball game since, nor do I plan to start.

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