The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 11, 1986 at Anaheim Stadium. The California Angels defeated the Boston Red Sox 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)
Boston Red Sox 3, California Angels 4
|Boston Red Sox||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Schiraldi L (0-1)||2.0||3||1||1||2||2|
|Corbett W (1-0)||3.2||0||0||0||1||1|
E –Owen (3), Grich (2), DeCinces (2). DP –Boston 1. PB –Boone (1). 2B –Boston Boggs (1,off Sutton); Buckner (1,off Sutton); Baylor (2,off Sutton), California Jones (1,off Clemens); Pettis (1,off Schiraldi). HR –California DeCinces (1,9th inning off Clemens 0 on, 0 out). SH –Barrett (1,off Sutton); Owen (1,off Sutton); Pettis (1,off Schiraldi). HBP –Downing (1,by Schiraldi). IBB –Jones 2 (2,by Schiraldi 2). CS –Pettis (2,2nd base by Clemens/Gedman). WP –Ruhle (1). HBP –Schiraldi (1,Downing). IBB –Schiraldi 2 (2,Jones 2). U –Nick Bremigan, Rocky Roe, Rich Garcia, Larry Barnett, Terry Cooney, Larry McCoy. T –3:50. A –64,223.
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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."