The Best and Worst Sports of 1994

1 Baseball Strike. Say it ain't so. A labor squabble accomplished what the Depression, two World Wars and an earthquake couldn't: it snuffed out the World Series. The strike killed a season of white-hot pennant races and on- the-diamond superlatives (Ken Griffey Jr. and Matt Williams were making credible runs at Ruth's home-run record; Tony Gwynn aimed to join Ted Williams in the .400 club). It also proved the only stat that baseball's millionaire players and multimillionaire owners really care about is the bottom line.

2 World Cup

Soccer, the lingua franca of sports everywhere else in the world, was finally...

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