Former Blue Jays reflect on 1994 MLB strike

Two Montreal Expos fans remember the strike of 1994 before the game between the Expos and the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004. (Francois Roy/CP)

Twenty years ago today the hearts of baseball fans around the world were broken when Major League Baseball went on strike. The work stoppage brought a swift end to the 1994 season and resulted in the cancellation of the World Series for the first time since 1904.

Most Canadian baseball fans cringe at the thought of the strike, contemplating what could have been for the ’94 Montreal Expos, who sported the best MLB record (74-40) when the season came to an end. The franchise never recovered from that lost season.

Followers of the game will always remember how they felt when the strike began and when the World Series was later cancelled.

Watch as former Toronto Blue Jays share their thoughts on the 20th anniversary of the day that changed baseball.

Darrin Fletcher

Shawn Green

Jose Cruz, Jr.

Carlos Delgado

Alex Gonzalez

Ed Sprague

Pat Hentgen

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