It was the bottom of the ninth inning, the score was tied and the bases were loaded. Then a prankster turned off the stadium lights and the outcome of a game changed.The Class B Spartanburg Peaches hosted the Knoxville Smokies at Duncan Park on July 11, 1947. As Spartanburg's Pete Milne hit an apparent walk-off single, someone turned off the lights and caused a chaotic scene. MORE: Baseball's best historic ballparks | Faces of baseball's past, in black and whiteThe Peaches celebrated, the Smokies protested and 2,355 fans confusingly cheered. Was the game over? Did the hit count? The umpire said yes.  But Tri-State League president C.M. Llewellyn caught wind of the hijinks and overruled the umpire's decision. Llewellyn directed the players and umpires back to the field."The official scorer was hastily summoned from his house," the 1948 Sporting News Baseball Guide wrote. "The league president ordered play resumed at the point before Milne made his hit with the bas

es loaded."The game continued in an empty ballpark because the original attendees went home. Milne returned to the batter's box, already upset about his game-ending hit being stripped away, and grounded out. The teams went to extra innings and Knoxville eventually won. As for the joker who reversed the result of a game with the flip of a switch? It's a cold case. The blackout bandit has been running free for 68 years.  Tim Hagerty is the broadcaster for the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas, and is on Twitter at @MinorsTeamNames. He is also the author of "Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names."