The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on June 6, 1986 at Busch Stadium II. The Chicago Cubs 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)
Chicago Cubs 9, St. Louis Cardinals 3
|Baller W (2-3)||2.1||1||1||0||1||1|
|St. Louis Cardinals||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Cox L (1-5)||4.0||5||4||3||1||2|
E –Dunston (12), Smith (5). DP –Chicago 1, St. Louis 1. 2B –Chicago Dunston 2 (16,off Cox,off Ownbey); Sandberg (12,off Ownbey); Moreland (6,off Bargar), St. Louis Pendleton (10,off Hoffman). HR –Chicago Speier 2 (3,2nd inning off Cox 0 on, 2 out,8th inning off Bargar 2 on, 1 out); Durham (6,4th inning off Cox 1 on, 0 out); Matthews (5,5th inning off Ownbey 0 on, 1 out). HBP –Dunston (2,by Bargar). SH –Cox (6,off Hoffman). SB –Dunston (8,2nd base off Cox/Heath); Coleman 2 (33,2nd base off Hoffman/J Davis,2nd base off Baller/J Davis); Pendleton (8,3rd base off Hoffman/J Davis). CS –Dunston 2 (7,3rd base by Cox/Heath,2nd base by Ownbey/Heath); Coleman (6,2nd base by Hoffman/J Davis). WP –Hoffman (3), Bargar (1). HBP –Bargar (2,Dunston). U-HP –Gary Darling, 1B –Lee Weyer, 2B –Dutch Rennert, 3B –Ed Montague. T –3:09. A –41,154.
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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."