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First Mid-Season Major League Baseball Strike

1981 saw the first mid-season baseball strike in history. The last eight games of the exhibition season were off and the season was canceled until further notice. At issue was free-agent compensation. By the end of June, players were missing their first paycheck. It would be the end of July before a tentative agreement would be reached. The season resumed August 9, with the All-Star game in Cleveland, Ohio.

Sounds of the Time: The Lennon Sisters

Every Saturday night for 13 years the Lennon Sisters graced television screens across the country ... more

Steve Dahl’s Notorious 1979 Disco Demolition

Disco Demolition was a promotional event held at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979. The Chicago ... more

Retrospectacle: Mr. Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head did start out as an actual potato.
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