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An Orioles' Strangely Silent Game & What It Meant

University of Nebraska Press

This program originally aired on June 5. 

Today, on this archive edition of Midday: Two days after the April 2015 uprising following the funeral of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox played at Camden Yards in the only Major League Baseball game ever played without fans.

What did the game mean to a city reeling from the worst violence since the unrest following the killing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr? And what was it like for the players and the press to be the ones on the inside looking out?

Kevin Cowherd’s latest book tells the story of that historic day. It’s called "When the Crowd Didn’t Roar: How Baseball's Strangest Game Ever Gave a Broken City Hope."

Mr. Cowherd will be reading from the book on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Light Street Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.  Click here for more information. 

Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)