Camden Courier-Post - February 9, 1980

Rose anti-strike


AKRON, Ohio – Phillies star Pete Rose says he's hopeful there won't be a baseball players' strike at the start of the 1980 season.


Rose, appearing as a guest on an Akron radio show, said a majority of the players don't want to strike and are hoping owners won't lock them out of spring training camp even if a new collective bargaining agreement hasn’t been reached.


"A strike or a lockout would hurt us all, players and owners, and would turn the fans on us. We're all in this business together. I hope a settlement can be reached," said Rose.