Two decades ago at this time, Major League Baseball went into a debilitating strike that resulted in the first canceled World Series since 1904.
That year could have been a historic season, but it was all lost because of the strike.
Pedro Martinez was a young pitcher for the Montreal Expos, who had the best record in baseball. Meanwhile in San Diego, Tony Gwynn was flirting with .400. Who knows what the Expos or Gwynn would have been able to do in 1994 if the strike didn’t happen?
Though teams would return to action the following season, baseball’s popularity waned for several years until the steroid era brought it back to the forefront.
The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo joined NESN’s “Red Sox First Pitch” to help us discuss what baseball was like 20 years ago when the strike canceled the ’94 season.