The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 6, 1987 at Candlestick Park. The Chicago Cubs defeated the San Francisco Giants 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, San Francisco Giants 4
|San Francisco Giants||ab||r||h||rbi|
|Davis C. cf||4||0||1||0|
|Davis M. p||1||0||0||0|
|Sanderson W (2-0)||7.0||7||4||4||2||6|
|Smith SV (7)||2.0||3||0||0||0||3|
|San Francisco Giants||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Davis L (3-2)||3.0||3||4||4||5||1|
E –None. DP –San Francisco 3. PB –Melvin (1). 2B –Chicago Moreland (3,off M Davis); Durham (3,off Gott), San Francisco Aldrete (3,off Sanderson); Woodard (1,off Sanderson); Leonard (10,off Sanderson). HR –Chicago J Davis 2 (7,2nd inning off M Davis 0 on, 0 out,5th inning off Minton 1 on, 2 out), San Francisco Maldonado 2 (5,2nd inning off Sanderson 0 on, 0 out,6th inning off Sanderson 0 on, 0 out); Melvin (5,6th inning off Sanderson 0 on, 1 out). Team LOB –7. Team –8. CS –Trillo (1,2nd base by Minton/Melvin). U-HP –John McSherry, 1B –Frank Pulli, 2B –Fred Brocklander, 3B –Bill Williams. T –3:19. A –15,123.
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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."