(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

An Empty Camden Yards as the Orioles take on the White Sox

Due to the civil unrest in the streets of Baltimore, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred made the decision to make the Orioles game Wednesday afternoon closed to the public.

That certainly made for an interesting scene. As Chris Davis blasted a three-run home run over the right field wall there was silence. The 45,971 seat stadium sat silent as the home town team took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the 4th.

The Orioles went on to win 8-2 over the White Sox in what is believed to be the first Major League Baseball game in history to be played without fan admittance. A hand full of fans gathered on the street to peer through the fence or on the balconies of a nearby hotel to catch a glimpse of the action but that was it.

Chris Davis’ home run ball sat where it landed as no fans were able to scramble to pick up the 80th homer to land on Eutaw St.

Rob Manfred definitely made the right decision to not open the gates to the game after riots had caused chaos on the streets Monday night and protests continued Tuesday night, but it certainly created a strange scene in the ballpark, take a look:

AP Photo/Gail Burton

AP Photo/Gail Burton

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(AP Photo/Daniel Gelston)

(AP Photo/Daniel Gelston)

(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

(Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

(Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Featured Photo: AP Photo/Gail Burton

Kevin Bridge

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I am an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee majoring in journalism and electronic media. I am the founder of The Backfield Press.