A first in Major League Baseball will occur on Wednesday.
The Orioles and the White Sox will play at 2:05 P.M. Eastern tomorrow in Baltimore at Camden Yards.
There won't be a single soul in the crowd.
The attendance will be zero. The Orioles announced on Tuesday some schedule changes after prolonged protests in the city have caused havoc and are a threat to public safety.
The first schedule change? It was that the Orioles and White Sox game will be closed to the public tomorrow. There is no official word as to whether the game will be televised.
According to John Thorn, the official historian for Major League Baseball, this will be the first Major League game with no attendance.
The previous low came in 1882, with six fans coming to the September 28 game between the host Worchester Ruby Legs and the Troy Trojans.
A minor league team known as the Charleston Riverdogs kept fans outside the stadium for five innings in 2002 to try to set the record.
In 2011, during Hurricane Irene, an unofficial headcount showed 347 fans in the crowd in the first game of a doubleheader between the Marlins and Reds in Miami, but the announced attendance was 22,505 as a combination for both games.
Other low attendance games include an April 17, 1979 Athletics-Brewers game with only 653 fans in attendance. That is considered one of the smallest games in baseball's common era.
The Orioles and White Sox will be playing in an historic game on Wednesday. I'm exited to see what happens.