The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on July 23, 1983 at Busch Stadium II. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 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)
Los Angeles Dodgers 10, St. Louis Cardinals 5
|Los Angeles Dodgers||ab||r||h||rbi|
|St. Louis Cardinals||ab||r||h||rbi|
|Smith L. lf||3||2||2||0|
|Van Slyke cf,lf||4||0||1||1|
|Smith O. ss||4||0||0||0|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Howe W (4-5)||0.1||1||0||0||0||0|
|St. Louis Cardinals||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Rucker L (1-1)||0.0||1||3||2||1||0|
E –O Smith (13). DP –Los Angeles 2, St. Louis 1. 2B –Los Angeles Marshall (9,off Stuper), St. Louis L Smith (15,off Pena); Porter (10,off Stewart). HR –Los Angeles Pena (1,7th inning off Stuper 0 on, 2 out); Landreaux (9,8th inning off Sutter 3 on, 2 out). IBB –Brock (7,by Sutter). SH –Oberkfell (2,off Pena). CS –Yeager (1,Home by Sutter/Porter). SB –L Smith (18,3rd base off Pena/Yeager); Van Slyke (8,2nd base off Pena/Yeager). WP –Stuper (6), Sutter (2). IBB –Sutter (7,Brock). U-HP –Joe West, 1B –Bruce Froemming, 2B –Ed Vargo, 3B –Dick Stello. T –2:43. A –45,356.
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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."