Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
April 27, 1973 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on April 27, 1973 at Tiger Stadium. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 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)


The player names and pitcher names in the box score above can be clicked and their comprehensive single season & career statistics will be shown. If you would like to see a complete roster for either team, simply click the team name.

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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