1994-95 MLB strike
The seriousness of major labor disputes in sports escalated through the years. In 1994, baseball's World Series was canceled for the first time since 1904 during a strike that lasted 232 days. The strike ruined, among other things, the best season in the history of the Montreal Expos, but it also ruined "the fabric of the game", according to commissioner Bud Selig (left). Replacement player were set to play the 1995 season, but the strike ended on April 2. The season was shortened to 144 games, and attendance, as well as ratings, plummeted.