Because her ruling ended a 1995 strike, Justice Sonia Sotomayor is known as the judge that “saved” what?
Answer: Long before President Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court, she was known as the woman who saved baseball. In 1994, the World Series was cancelled due to an ongoing strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association. When the owners announced their intent to begin the 1995 season with replacement players, the union sued, and the case ended up before Sotomayor. Sotomayor ruled in favor of the players, thereby allowing the baseball season to start. Her ruling ended the 1994 baseball strike after 232 days.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding.
The batting team attempts to score runs by hitting a ball that is thrown by the pitcher with a bat swung by the batter, then running counter-clockwise around a series of four bases: first, second, third, and home plate. A run is scored when a player advances around the bases and returns to home plate.