But I came across a part of the story I hadn't heard before. It seems that an errant AP report on June 3, 1944 caused quite a stir, including at the Polo Grounds.
Baseball fans at the Polo Grounds in New York also stood and observed a minute's silence when the flash reached them by public address system.
|Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) - June 4, 1944|
The newspaper report about the game doesn't mention the moment of silence, but does mention the triple play (Gustine to Zak to Dahlgren).
|Dallas Morning News - June 4, 1944|
Here's RetroSheet's box score of the game.