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 death 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 was a longtime Baltimore Sun sports columnist and features writer. His new 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.
The Meaning of an Orioles' Strangely Silent Game
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