The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on September 20, 1953 at Briggs Stadium. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 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)
Cleveland Indians 6, Detroit Tigers 8
E –Easter (9), Rosen (18), Westlake (5). DP –Cleveland 1. Rosen-Easter. 2B –Cleveland Easter (9,off Marlowe), Detroit Kuenn (32,off Wynn); Delsing (25,off Wynn). HR –Cleveland Doby (27,4th inning off Hoeft 0 on 2 out), Detroit Delsing (11,6th inning off Wynn 0 on 1 out); Souchock 2 (11,6th inning off Wynn 0 on 2 out,7th inning off Wynn 1 on 2 out); Priddy (1,6th inning off Wynn 0 on 2 out). SH –Strickland (12,off Hoeft); Wynn (6,off Hoeft). Team LOB –9. Team –10. U-HP –Eddie Rommel, 1B –Art Passarella, 2B –Bill McKinley, 3B –Red Flaherty. T –2:28.
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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."