Philadelphia Inquirer - February 9, 1980



Rose opposes strike



Pete Rose says a baseball players' strike this spring would be harmful to all concerned. The Phillies star, who was interviewed by an Akron, Ohio, radio station, said, "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." He said most players opposed a strike even if a new collective-bargaining agreement had not been reached by the time the season started.