In Baltimore, a different historic moment: A fan-less baseball game
So players came on the field to no cheers and a home run was marked by the crack of a bat and only a few isolated claps.
Here's video of the first pitch:
Here's first pitch from White Sox and Orioles pic.twitter.com/Q3ssanz6tF— Colleen Kane (@ChiTribKane) April 29, 2015
And video of a three-run home run by Orioles first-baseman Chris Davis:
NPR's Don Gonyea is at Camden Yards this afternoon and he reports that he saw just a small amount of police presence outside the stadium.
ESPN reports that it is believed that fan-less games have been played in the minor leagues. The network explains:
"The Baseball Hall of Fame and John Thorn, MLB's official historian, said they did not think there ever had been a closed-doors big league game, although there have been instances in the minor leagues.
"Thorn said the lowest attendance for a major league game appears to be six when Worcester hosted Troy in a National League matchup on Sept. 28, 1882."