The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on June 27, 1973 at Three Rivers Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 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)
St. Louis Cardinals 15, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
|St. Louis Cardinals||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Cleveland W (8-5)||9.0||7||4||4||2||5|
|Rooker L (1-2)||2.1||8||7||7||0||3|
E –Clines (4), Hebner (10). DP –St. Louis 1, Pittsburgh 2. 2B –St. Louis Torre (9,off Rooker); Simmons 2 (19,off Rooker,off Blass); Stein (1,off Rooker); Cleveland (3,off Johnson); J Cruz (13,off Blass), Pittsburgh Oliver (12,off Cleveland); Blass (2,off Cleveland). 3B –St. Louis Torre (2,off Johnson). HR –St. Louis Torre (7,3rd inning off Rooker 0 on, 1 out); Simmons (5,3rd inning off Rooker 0 on, 1 out), Pittsburgh Hebner (12,7th inning off Cleveland 0 on, 0 out); Robertson (9,7th inning off Cleveland 0 on, 1 out). SF –Simmons (3,off Johnson); Stargell (1,off Cleveland). CS –Simmons (2,2nd base by Blass/Sanguillen). WP –Walker (4). U-HP –Satch Davidson, 1B –Augie Donatelli, 2B –Bob Engel, 3B –Harry Wendelstedt. T –2:19. A –33,041.
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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."