The 1994 Strike
MLB players went on strike in August 1994 over a salary dispute with team owners, holding out for 234 days and causing the cancellation of the World Series. (U.S. District Judge Sonia Sotomayor stopped the strike in March 1995 with an injunction.) In the book "The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulation of Professional Sports," Brian Tuohy suggests that owners allowed the strike to occur in order to prevent the Blue Jays or the Expos, who were favored, from winning the Series, which would take valuable revenue away from the American teams. The theory is a wild one and without much evidence.