Craig Sager On Orioles Crowd: “This Is The Loudest Crowd I’ve Heard In Sports”

Orioles crowd reaches 120 decibels

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The only thing louder than Craig Sager’s jacket was the crowd at Camden Yards for game two of the ALDS between the Orioles and Yankees.

According to Sager himself, the Baltimore crowd reached 120 decibels. “This is the loudest crowd I’ve heard in sports,” Sager said during the TBS broadcast.

It also was the largest crowd of the year at Oriole Park.

As a commenter on Reddit points out, Seattle registered a noise level of 137 dB during a Seahawks win in 2005. You may also remember that cheers from a Marshawn Lynch run in the playoffs against the Saints caused seismic activity back in 2011.

It was loud at Camden Yards. I can tell you first hand. The Orioles fans represented well.

We’ve come a long way.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.


  1. Joe

    October 9, 2012 at 11:03 am

    You have to remember Camden Yards has almost half the crowd the Seahwaks do though. Compare it based on an attendance to decibel ratio and Camden Yards will win out.

  2. Lacy Gill

    October 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I also have a theory that the cheer that the O’s received on opening day at the Ravens-Bengals at M&T was the loudest and longest cheer a baseball team has ever received.

  3. 9inchnails

    October 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    One thing I know, the guy next to me was pretty loud!

    • Zach Wilt

      October 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      He was crazy.

  4. MGW

    October 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    He also felt a fight coming on, so he backed off.

    Made some comment that he’s a “lover, not a fighter”.

  5. 9inchnails

    October 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    A fight…I got your back!

  6. Beth

    October 9, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Such a weird “stat” as dB levels depend the distance from the sound.

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