This Date in Baseball History – August 12

Camden Yards

On August 12, 1997, Rex Barney, former Dodgers pitcher and Orioles public address announcer, lost his battle with cancer. Later that night, Camden Yards commemorated his passing not with a moment of silence, but with nine innings of silence.

Mick Gillispie told the story of the silent game at Camden Yards and Barney’s baseball legacy during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Huntsville Stars on Tuesday.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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