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Dodgers Video: Earthquake Rattles Telecast During Game

Dodger Stadium shakes as fans gasp and audibly react.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: A general view during player introductions before game one of the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium on October 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

If you’re like me – you were watching the Dodgers game on Friday night – and you believed the cameraman had a folly. However, that was not the case.

In this case, it was an earthquake. To be exact, a 6.9 earthquake that rattled Dodger Stadium for a solid minute. The natural disaster occurred during 8:21 PM local time, or in the fourth inning of the game with Kiké Hernandez at the plate.

Here is a video from the Los Angeles Dodgers official twitter account.

While I have not been alive as long as many of you who have been watching Dodger baseball since Chavez Ravine looked differently, this was the first time I remember any type of earthquake during an actual game.

Dodgers’ broadcaster Orel Hershiser added a little humor to the telecast by quoting song lyrics. Moreover, it followed Dieter Ruehle playing a James Taylor song on the organ.

“I feel the earth move under my feet.”

Both Joe Davis and Hershiser remarked with surprise that none of the players seemed to react to the event. However, fans on the telecast could be heard audibly making noise during the

Finally, Hernandez flew out to deep left field just seconds after the camera stopped shaking.

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. Never had an earthquake during a Brooklyn Dodgers game. Time to move back where we belong!

  2. Living in Southern Oregon, of course I only saw those cameras shake and the Stadium moving. But I know for sure I won’t be making any trips through southern Calif. anytime soon. I lived in Orange county for many many years before ‘escaping’ to Oregon about 15 years ago.

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