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Happy 34th Anniversary: Disco Demolition Night

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

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Thirty-four years ago today, the White Sox held the most infamous promotion in baseball history. It was dubbed "Disco Demolition Night."

The plan was to blow up a crate of disco records on the field at Comiskey Park between games of a day-night doubleheader with the Tigers. The crate was indeed blown up, but all hell broke loose after that. Watch:

The White Sox were hoping the promotion would draw around 20,000 people, quite a bit more than their average attendace. Instead, upwards of 50,000 showed up. The second game of the doubleheader had to be canceled due to the carnage, and the ChiSox forfeited. Thirty-nine people were arrested.

The 1970s, man, they were wild. At least that's what I hear, I wasn't around to experience them. Hard to believe an on-field explosion was an approved promotion once upon a time.

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