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Littlefield On Sports: Empty Camden Yards, Red Sox Pitching, Celtics Playoff Run Ends

Baltimore Orioles' Caleb Joseph at bat against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Baltimore. Due to security concerns the game was closed to the public. (Gail Burton/AP)
Baltimore Orioles' Caleb Joseph at bat against the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Baltimore. Due to security concerns the game was closed to the public. (Gail Burton/AP)
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With violent protests over civil rights and the death of Freddie Gray, Major League Baseball and the Baltimore Orioles took an unusual step to ensure that fans remain safe. At Camden Yards in Baltimore, the Orioles and Chicago White Sox played a game with no one in the stands watching.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only A Game, which tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.

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The New York Times: LEADING OFF: White Sox to Play Orioles in Empty Camden Yards

  • "After a pair of postponements caused by rioting in Baltimore, the Orioles and Chicago White Sox will play at Camden Yards in what is believed to be the first game without fans in 145 seasons of major league baseball."

This segment aired on April 29, 2015. The audio for this segment is not available.

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