The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on June 20, 1987 at Wrigley Field. The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Chicago Cubs 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 8, Chicago Cubs 2
|Dunne W (3-1)||9.0||7||2||2||0||4|
|Maddux L (4-6)||6.0||8||4||4||3||6|
E –None. DP –Pittsburgh 1. 2B –Pittsburgh Van Slyke (10,off Maddux); Bonds (14,off Maddux). 3B –Chicago Martinez (3,off Dunne); Brumley (1,off Dunne). HR –Pittsburgh Bonds 2 (9,1st inning off Maddux 0 on, 0 out,9th inning off R Davis 0 on, 0 out); Morrison 2 (7,6th inning off Maddux 1 on, 1 out,9th inning off R Davis 0 on, 2 out); Reynolds (3,9th inning off R Davis 1 on, 2 out), Chicago Durham (14,9th inning off Dunne 0 on, 1 out). SH –Van Slyke (1,off DiPino). Team LOB –9. Team –4. SB –Reynolds (7,2nd base off Maddux/J. Davis); Bream (5,2nd base off Maddux/J. Davis); Bonds (18,2nd base off Maddux/J. Davis). WP –DiPino (2). U-HP –Ed Montague, 1B –Tom Hallion, 2B –Dutch Rennert, 3B –Lee Weyer. T –2:58. A –34,384.
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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."