The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 4, 1987 at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 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 4, Chicago Cubs 5
|Los Angeles Dodgers||ab||r||h||rbi|
|Davis J. c||4||0||2||0|
|Davis R. p||0||0||0||0|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Howell L (2-1)||1.2||2||1||1||0||1|
|Noles W (2-1)||1.0||0||0||0||2||1|
E –Moreland (2). DP –Los Angeles 1, Chicago 2. 2B –Los Angeles Scioscia (7,off Maddux), Chicago Dawson (7,off Valenzuela); Sandberg (8,off Howell). 3B –Los Angeles Woodson (1,off Maddux). HR –Chicago Trillo (2,3rd inning off Valenzuela 0 on, 0 out); Sandberg (3,5th inning off Valenzuela 1 on, 2 out); Durham (8,6th inning off Valenzuela 0 on, 0 out). SH –Valenzuela (1,off Maddux). Team LOB –9. HBP –Dawson (2,by Valenzuela). Team –8. SB –Ramsey (2,3rd base off Maddux/J. Davis); Duncan (5,2nd base off Noles/J. Davis); J. Davis (1,2nd base off Valenzuela/Scioscia). CS –Sax (2,2nd base by Maddux/J. Davis); Ramsey (3,2nd base by R. Davis/J. Davis). WP –Maddux (2). HBP –Valenzuela (1,Dawson). U-HP –Bob Davidson, 1B –Harry Wendelstedt, 2B –Terry Tata, 3B –Jerry Crawford. T –3:20. A –17,487.
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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."