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5.19.16

Throwback Thursday: Ty Cobb Goes After A Heckler, And His Teammates Go On Strike

In 1912, the Detroit Tigers conducted the first (unofficial) strike in baseball history, protesting Ty Cobb's suspension for attacking a heckling New York fan.

9.10.15

Throwback Thursday: The Red Sox World Series That Almost Wasn't

The roots of the 1919 Black Sox scandal can be found in the 1918 World Series, which saw the Boston Red Sox attempt to strike after baseball owners cut their pay.