Luque played in both all white, Negro League, and integrated teams in the U.S. and Cuba.
The proxy war between the union and the UFC has brought the labor battle to national attention.
James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks, has often faced criticism for his front office decision making and the team's lack of on-court success.
The Pipefitter's Hall was packed, over 500 folks filing in for what was the eighth in a series of Union Sportsmen's Alliance public events.
Robinson was the first African American to play major league baseball
This is the fourth sports lockout within the last two years. It is the third lockout and fourth labor stoppage for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
On this day in 1982, the National Football League Association ended a strike that lasted 57 days.
Citing the threat to the players' health and safety the NFL Players Association formally asked league owners to end the NFL's lockout of the regular referees.
The strike was ultimately a victory, earning a further $11 million in pensions and benefits.
On June 12, 1981, a Major League Baseball strike began, forcing cancellation of 713 games.