The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on April 7, 1987 at Shea Stadium. The New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 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)
Pittsburgh Pirates 2, New York Mets 3
|Van Slyke rf||4||1||1||0|
|Patterson L (0-1)||6.0||5||3||2||1||3|
|New York Mets||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Ojeda W (1-0)||7.0||10||1||1||1||3|
|Orosco SV (1)||2.0||3||1||1||1||1|
E –Ortiz (1), McReynolds (1), Santana (1). DP –New York 3. 2B –Pittsburgh Bonds (1,off Ojeda), New York Hernandez (1,off Smiley). 3B –Pittsburgh Van Slyke (1,off Ojeda). HR –New York Strawberry (1,1st inning off Patterson 2 on, 2 out). Team LOB –11. Team –5. U-HP –Bill Williams, 1B –John McSherry, 2B –Frank Pulli, 3B –Fred Brocklander. T –2:30. A –46,102.
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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."