Montreal Expos vs Philadelphia Phillies
April 10, 1971 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on April 10, 1971 at Veterans Stadium. The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Montreal Expos and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

"The ball park was new, but Saturday's sellout crowd for Veterans Stadium inaugural was typical Philadelphia . The 55,352 in attendance didn't wait long to vent their emotions. The pre-game festivities served as a warmup for the fans' vocal chords. Warm up, they did. In typical Philadelphia fashion, the fans cheered the visiting dignitaries and booed the home town VIPs." - Staff Writer Bill Simmons in The Philadelphia Inquirer (April 11, 1971, Baseball Like Never Before - But Old Philadelphia Crown , Page 2)


There were 2,617 regular season Major League Baseball games played in Veterans Stadium. The Philadelphia Phillies won 1,415 of those games, lost 1,199 of them, and hit 4,348 home runs across the thirty-three year history of the ballpark.
Veterans Stadium First Major League Baseball Game
Veterans Stadium First Baseball Game | The Bridgeport Post | April 11, 1971

Did you know that you can order an "original" print copy of this same box score from Baseball Almanac? The print source might be USA Today Baseball Weekly , The Sporting News , New York Times , Cleveland Plain Dealer , or other similar sources. Regardless, it will look great framed on your wall.

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."

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