The White Sox and Orioles made baseball history on Wednesday, playing the first game in Major League history behind closed doors due to safety concerns from the series of protests and demonstrations across Baltimore over the week. It made for a unique scene.
Gary Thorne opened the broadcast, in part, saying, “this one of those moments you may make history but you really you really wish you didn’t have to do it.”
As for baseball itself, the Orioles scored six runs in the first, including a three-run home run by Chris Davis as seen above. The sounds stand out almost more than the images themselves.
Below are a couple other images from Camden Yards today:
Some fans showed up but were not let inside:
Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph signed autographs for imaginary fans.
Here are a few images from Twitter:
UPDATE: Davis later flipped a ball into the empty stands.
[photos via USAT, Getty]