The Baltimore Orioles finally took on the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards, but no one was there to see the strikes and runs rack up on the scoreboard, aside from the players and support staff. Civil unrest in Baltimore this week prompted the first-ever official game played with no fans allowed in the stands on Wednesday.
"The last 72 hours in this city have been tumultuous to say the least," Orioles center fielder Adam Jones told USA Today. "Our games canceled, postponed, relocated, a city that is hurting, a city that needs its heads of the city to step up and help the ones who are hurting… It's not an easy time for anybody."
Easy or not, the players still took their positions on Wednesday afternoon. Below, images from the eerily empty stadium. —Sarah Eberspacher