BALTIMORE (WJZ)- The Baltimore Orioles earned their fifth win of the season on Monday night, 12-4, over the Oakland Athletics and in the process got back to the .500 mark. In the midst of all that offense, first baseman Chris Davis set a new record for consecutive hitless at bats as he is now 0-for-49 dating back to last season. The problem is, a very small contingent of fans were in attendance to witness either of those events.

Orioles’ Chris Davis Sets MLB Mark For Longest Hitless Streak

According to The Baltimore Sun’s Jon Meoli, the announced crowd of 6,585 is the lowest announced attendance for any game in Camden Yards history in which fans were admitted to the stadium. As Meoli notes, the previous low came last April, nearly exactly a year ago when 7,915 were in attendance to watch the team’s 7-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – APRIL 08: A general view as the Oakland Athletics play the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 8, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

To be fair to Orioles fans, the game was scheduled for a 7:05 start with the threat of rain in the forecast beginning at 8 p.m. in the Baltimore area. And, it was a Monday night following a weekend sweep at the hands of the division-rival Yankees.

The Orioles continue their four-game series against the Oakland Athletics tonight, with the same 7:05 p.m. start time. It will be a battle of southpaws on the mound with the O’s starting John Means while the A’s are expected to send Brett Anderson to the bump.

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Comments (17)
  1. Joseph Haverty says:

    Glad you stipulated in Baltimore. I attended a home game Aug 19 ,1951 involvingThe O’s grandfathers, St. Louis Browns, at Sportsmans Park. They played the Yankees with DiMaggio, Mantle, Rizutto, Berra, McDougald,Martin etc. before 3341 fans.

  2. Chilli Palmer says:

    When you buy a beer at the game, can you defer some of the payment?

  3. jay10940 says:

    Not true. The game with the lowest attendance (ZERO) was the one played to an empty Camden Yards when city officials closed the park to accommodate the Freddie Gray rioters.

    1. Steve Borchard says:

      WHEN the park was open to the public. Try really reading before you blab.

    2. Gary Maloney says:

      Visitor from Cape Cod, MA — I was at the game on the 8th and got locked IN. Granddaughter still refuses to go back – with these numbers pretty sure our invite for a free return is still available 🙂

      1. Gary Maloney says:

        Oooops wrong date — game was April 25th. Just checked the stub. Only game I was ever locked IN. Granddaughter still refuses to return.

  4. Let’s see… drive to the city, pay for parking, pay to enter the game, pay extra for beer and food, drive home…

    Or just watch the game at a local bar or at home. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  5. Peter York says:

    Let them boo. I drove through downtown Baltimore – the Tijuana of the East – a few years ago: talk about grime and crime time, with 10% addicted to heroin…they need to boo lustily.

    “Forget it, Jake. It’s Baltimore.”

  6. Why would anyone want to deal with the neighborhood? Baltimore is disgusting. Move the franchise somewhere clean and safe.

  7. Jrfred Coker says:

    Crime in Baltimore city is so bad I refuse to go….Today it was on the news that Baltimore is the most dangerous city in the UNITED STATES!!!