Well, Major League Baseball will be making history if nothing else on Wednesday.
According to stats provided to The Daily Caller by Baseball-Reference.com, the Orioles-White Sox game being played at Camden Yards Wednesday in an empty stadium will be a first.
“We have no record of anything like this in MLB,” Baseball-Reference’s Mike Lynch told TheDC, “but we can’t say for sure that it never happened since we don’t have attendance figures for all games ever played.”
The statistics date all the way back to 1871, with more than 99 percent of games being accounted for dating back to 1947.
Lynch noted that while this has been the case with some European soccer matches due to racial tensions, “we do not know of anything like this in baseball.”
The stats Baseball-Reference provided were backed up by John Thorn, the official historian for Major League Baseball.
— John Thorn (@thorn_john) April 28, 2015