The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on June 15, 1986 at Wrigley Field. 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)
St. Louis Cardinals 3, Chicago Cubs 4
|St. Louis Cardinals||ab||r||h||rbi|
|Van Slyke rf,1b||5||1||1||0|
|St. Louis Cardinals||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Worrell L (3-6)||1.2||4||2||2||1||1|
|Fontenot W (2-1)||1.0||1||0||0||1||1|
E –None. DP –St. Louis 2. 2B –St. Louis Hurdle (1,off Eckersley); Van Slyke (5,off Eckersley), Chicago Moreland (9,off Worrell). HR –Chicago Durham (7,8th inning off Forsch 0 on, 0 out); Dunston (7,8th inning off Forsch 0 on, 2 out). SH –LaValliere (6,off Smith); Ford (1,off Fontenot); Cey (1,off Worrell). IBB –Landrum (1,by Fontenot); Durham (4,by Worrell). CS –McGee (8,2nd base by Hoffman/J Davis); Coleman (7,2nd base by Smith/J Davis). WP –Eckersley (1). IBB –Worrell (9,Durham); Fontenot (3,Landrum). U-HP –Doug Harvey, 1B –Dick Stello, 2B –Dana DeMuth, 3B –Eric Gregg. T –3:06. A –31,244.
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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."