The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 8, 1952 at Shibe Park. The St. Louis Browns defeated the Philadelphia Athletics and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."
"The box score is the catechism of baseball, ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye." - Author Stanley Cohen in The Man in the Crowd (1981)
St. Louis Browns 9, Philadelphia Athletics 8
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E –Goldsberry (2), Valo 2 (2). DP –St. Louis 3. Nieman-Thomas, Thomas-Young-Goldsberry, Marion-Young-Goldsberry. 2B –St. Louis Dyck (4,off Zoldak). 3B –St. Louis Delsing (4,off Fowler), Philadelphia Philley (1,off Sleater). HR –St. Louis Rivera (2,9th inning off Scheib 0 on 0 out), Philadelphia Zernial (1,1st inning off Sleater 1 on 2 out). SH –Paige (1,off Scheib). IBB –Delsing (1,by Scheib). Team LOB –7. Team –7. U –Johnny Stevens, Art Passarella, Eddie Hurley.
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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."