The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 10, 1980 at Astrodome. The Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 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)
Philadelphia Phillies 0, Houston Astros 1
|McGraw L (0-1)||3.0||2||1||1||3||1|
|Smith W (1-0)||1.0||1||0||0||1||2|
E –Christenson (1), Bergman (1). DP –Philadelphia 2. PB –Pujols (1). 2B –Philadelphia Trillo (1,off Niekro); Maddox (1,off Smith), Houston Puhl (2,off Christenson). 3B –Houston Cruz (1,off Christenson); Morgan (1,off McGraw). HBP –Maddox (1,by Niekro). IBB –Bowa 2 (3,by Niekro,by Smith); Walling (1,by Christenson); Cruz 3 (3,by Christenson,by McGraw 2); Howe (1,by McGraw). SH –Reynolds (1,off Noles); Cabell (2,off Noles). SF –Walling (1,off McGraw). SB –Schmidt (1,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols); Maddox (2,2nd base off Niekro/Pujols). CS –Cabell (1,2nd base by McGraw/Boone). HBP –Niekro (1,Maddox). IBB –Christenson 2 (2,Walling,Cruz); McGraw 3 (3,Cruz 2,Howe); Niekro (1,Bowa); Smith (2,Bowa). U –Bruce Froemming, Doug Harvey, Ed Vargo, Jerry Crawford, Terry Tata, Bob Engel. T –3:22. A –44,443.
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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."