From BR Bullpen
The 1972 Baseball Strike was the first strike in Major League Baseball history. The strike occurred from April 1, 1972 to April 13, 1972. The strike was called by the MLBPA and their leader Marvin Miller. Baseball resumed when the owners and players agreed on a $500,000 increase in pension fund payments, as well as the introduction of salary arbitration. The 86 games that were missed over the 13-day period were never played because the league refused to pay the players for the time they were on strike. As a result, some teams only played 153 games, 9 less than normal.