This day in baseball: Gnat invasion

On September 15, 1946, a massive swarm of gnats engulfs the second game of a double header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs at Ebbets Field.  The insects force the game to be called in the fifth inning.

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4 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Gnat invasion

    1. According to one account that I read, all the fans in the stands were waving around their programs, and it became a distraction to the point that it was a safety hazard for players trying to watch out for a ball. Sounds like a good reason for calling a game, for sure!

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