The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 10, 1903 at Exposition Park III. The Boston Americans defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."
"Pittsburg [sic] had beaten Boston twice in sight of her friends, and was bringing them over here to kill them in a four-game series at Exposition Park. Did the Boston rooters quit? No! No! They dove for their grips and came over on the train with the boys from home. If there was going to be a funeral, Boston rooters were going to be in the first carraiges." - The Pittsburg [sic] Leader (no writer, October 10, 1903)
Boston Americans 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
|Young W (2-1)||9.0||10||3||3||1||6|
|Phillippe L (3-1)||9.0||11||7||5||0||2|
E –Collins (1), Parent (3), LaChance 2 (3), Wagner (5), Phelps (1), Phillippe (1). DP –Boston 1, Pittsburgh 1. 3B –Boston Collins (2,off Phillippe); Stahl (3,off Phillippe); Freeman (2,off Phillippe); Ferris (1,off Phillippe); Parent (3,off Phillippe), Pittsburgh Bransfield (2,off Young); Clarke (1,off Young). SH –LaChance (2,off Phillippe); Ferris (1,off Phillippe); Wagner (1,off Young). CS –Freeman (1,2nd base by Phillippe/Phelps); Stahl (1,2nd base by Phillippe/Phelps); Sebring (1,2nd base by Young/Criger). WP –Phillippe (1). U –Tom Connolly (AL), Hank O'Day (NL). T –1:45. A –17,038.
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Fred Schwed, Jr., in How to Watch a Baseball Game (1957) wrote our favorite baseball box score quote, "The baseball box score is the pithiest form of written communication in America today. It is abbreviated history. It is two or three hours (the box score even gives that item to the minute) of complex activity, virtually inscribed on the head of a pin, yet no knowing reader suffers from eyestrain."