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Major League Baseball is expected to enter lockdown when its current collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. First The stagnation of work in major American sports over eight years brings back memories of the persistent labor disputes that plagued MLB in the 1970s to 1990s.

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there has been Eight Work stops in MLB history, with only three games missing and all of them between 1972 and 1995.

MLB canceled its post-1994 season due to a 232-day player strike from August 1994 to April 1995, while the 1972 and 1981 strikes resulted in 13 more 50-day in-season stoppages.

The National Hockey League has also opposed it. frequent Labor disputes, because of the 309-day lockout led to the cancellation of the entire 2004–05 season, while 1995 and 2012–2013 due to the 103-day and 119-day lockout, respectively, shortened both seasons.

The National Football League has largely avoided games missed due to labor disputes, but has fair share of play: A player strike shortened the 1987 season by one game but famously featured replacement players for a portion of the year, and in 2011 the 136-day lockout ended just before the start of the regular season.

National Basketball Association has Four Work halts, two of which—a 191-day lockout from 1998–99 and a 161-day lockout in 2011—have led to short seasons without subsequent cancellations of the season.

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