The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on June 9, 1953 at Busch Stadium I. The Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Browns 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)
Boston Red Sox 6, St. Louis Browns 5
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E –Wertz (2), Moss (1), Berry (4), Wertz (2), Moss (1), Berry (4). PB –Moss (3); Moss (3). 2B –Boston Stephens (4,off Larsen); Goodman (7,off Larsen); Baker (2,off Larsen); McDermott (5,off Stuart); Kinder (1,off Paige)., St. Louis Hunter (6,off McDermott). HR –Boston Evers (7,3rd inning off Larsen 0 on 0 out); Stephens (2,7th inning off Stuart 0 on 0 out)., St. Louis Elliott (5,8th inning off Kennedy 1 on 2 out). SH –Bolling (5,off Stuart). IBB –White (2,by Larsen); Goodman 2 (5,by Larsen,by Paige). Team LOB –14. Team –8. SB –Piersall (4,3rd base off Stuart/Moss). U –Charlie Berry, Eddie Hurley, Eddie Rommel. T –3:11. A –3,714.
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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."