The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on June 16, 1983 at Exhibition Stadium. The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics 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)
Oakland Athletics 1, Toronto Blue Jays 9
|McCatty L (1-1)||5.0||4||3||3||1||1|
|Toronto Blue Jays||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Gott W (4-5)||8.1||9||1||1||1||7|
E –None. DP –Oakland 1, Toronto 1. 2B –Oakland Meyer (3,off Gott), Toronto Moseby (9,off Underwood). 3B –Toronto Bonnell 2 (2,off Jones,off Burgmeier); Griffin (5,off Jones). HR –Oakland Gross (9,9th inning off Gott 0 on, 1 out), Toronto Whitt (6,2nd inning off McCatty 1 on, 1 out); Griffin (2,5th inning off McCatty 0 on, 1 out); Upshaw (11,6th inning off Underwood 0 on, 0 out). HBP –Iorg (1,by Jones). IBB –Whitt (1,by Jones). WP –McCatty (2). HBP –Jones (1,Iorg). IBB –Jones (1,Whitt). U-HP –Vic Voltaggio, 1B –Mike Reilly, 2B –Dan Morrison, 3B –Tim Welke. T –2:27. A –18,186.
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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."