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The term replacement players is usually used to refer to those players hired to fill in for the 1995 season when it looked like the 1994 strike would not be settled. Many players who had been on strike were critical of the replacement players, with Mike Piazza in the forefront. The players appeared in spring training but the strike was settled before the 1995 season was to begin.
Quite a few replacement players made the majors in the following years, with the first ones, such as Mike Busch, facing a hostile locker room environment. As they were not members of the MLBPA, replacement players did not have their identities revealed in games such as Statis Pro Baseball which were licensed by the MLBPA.
For a partial list of replacement players, see Category:Strike Replacement Players.