And The Crowd Went…Quiet [VIDEO]
It was the first game in Major League History to be played in front of an empty stadium. The previous low attendance for a major league game was way back on September 8 1916, when 26 people "packed" Shibe Park in Philadelphia to see a game between the Philadelphia Athletics and the New York Yankees. The A's defeated the Yankees on that day by an 8-2 score.
Oriole catcher Caleb Joseph was either making a statement regarding the situation, or he's blocked one two many pitches in the dirt as he signs autographs for those not in attendance before the game. Joseph went on to go 2-for-4 on the day in front of the unpacked house. For the record the Orioles, coincidentally enough, defeated the Sox 8-2 powered by a three-run home run from Chris Davis in the first and seven shutout inning from Ubaldo Jiminez.
The Orioles now travel to St. Petersburg, FL to "host" the Tampa Bay Rays in a three game weekend series which was originally slated for Camden Yards, but was moved to Florida due to the unrest.