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IN THE NEWS: The 1st-ever trade of replacement players is made between the Reds and Indians. The Reds obtain former major league IN THE NEWS: Barbaro Garbey and four others in return for "future considerations."
At a meeting in Chicago, owners accept the players' offer to return to work.
The Veterans Committee elects former major leaguers IN THE NEWS: Richie Ashburn, and Vic Willis, former National League president William Hulbert, and former Negro League player Leon Day to the Hall of Fame. Day will die of a heart attack six days from now.
Baseball owners vote 28-0 to admit two new teams -- the IN THE NEWS: Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Arizona Diamondbacks -- for the 1998 season. Each team will pay an expansion fee of $130 million.
Basketball superstar IN THE NEWS: Michael Jordan announces he is giving up baseball and returning to the NBA.
The players' union announces that it will not settle the strike if replacement players are used in regular season games, and if results are not voided.
IN THE NEWS: The Orioles cancel the remainder of their spring training games because of the team's refusal to use replacement players.
IN THE NEWS: The Maryland House of Delegates approves legislation to bar teams playing at IN THE NEWS: Camden Yards from using replacement players.
Replacement player Dave Shotkoski, a pitcher with the Braves, is shot to death in a robbery attempt near the team's hotel in West Palm Beach, Florida.
IN THE NEWS: The season opens, reduced to 144 games.
IN THE NEWS: The National Labor Relations board files for an injunction to restore previous work rules to the game.
IN THE NEWS: Players vote to return to work if a U.S. District Court judge supports the NLRB's unfair labor practices complaint against the owners. By a vote of 26-2, owners support the use of replacement players.
IN THE NEWS: U.S. District Judge Sonia Sotomayor issues a preliminary injunction requiring baseball owners to comply with the expired collective bargaining agreement. In five days, the 2nd Court of Appeals will deny the owners request to stay Sotomayor's decision.
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