Marking the 25th anniversary of the 1994-95 baseball strike

Today is the 25th anniversary of the start of the 1994-95 Major League Baseball players’ strike. Over at the baseball site I wrote about it

But note: this is not a “here’s what happened in 1994” post. Rather, it’s 4,231 words about why the 94-95 strike happened in the first place. A strike that is impossible to understand unless you understand the 30+ years which came before it. A strike which, even if it happened 25 years ago, will directly inform that which happens in baseball’s immediate future, as the baseball owners and the Players Union begin to negotiate once again.

Wanna know if there will be a strike in 2021? First learn about what happened from 1966-2019. This post is where you can start. 

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the author of the daily baseball (and other things) newsletter, Cup of Coffee. He writes about other things at He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.