The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on April 18, 1958 at LA Memorial Coliseum. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 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)
San Francisco Giants 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 6
|San Francisco Giants||ab||r||h||rbi|
|San Francisco Giants||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Worthington L (0-1)||4.1||7||5||3||5||4|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Erskine W (1-0)||8.0||10||4||4||4||7|
|Labine SV (1)||1.0||2||1||1||0||0|
E –Mays (1), Schmidt (1), Reese (2), Gray (1). DP –Los Angeles 2. Erskine-Neal, Gray-Neal-Hodges. 2B –San Francisco Kirkland (1,off Erskine); Davenport (2,off Erskine). 3B –San Francisco Schmidt (1,off Erskine); Kirkland (1,off Labine). HR –San Francisco Sauer 2 (2,4th inning off Erskine 0 on 0 out,8th inning off Erskine 0 on 1 out), Los Angeles Gray (2,7th inning off Antonelli 0 on 1 out). SH –Lockman (1,off Erskine). IBB –Mays (1,by Erskine); Roseboro (1,by Worthington). Team LOB –9. Team –9. SB –Neal (1,2nd base off Worthington/Schmidt). U-HP –Tony Venzon, 1B –Jocko Conlan, 2B –Frank Secory, 3B –Hal Dixon. T –3:00. A –78,672.
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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."