The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on July 4, 1987 at Wrigley Field. 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)
San Francisco Giants 3, Chicago Cubs 5
|San Francisco Giants||ab||r||h||rbi|
|San Francisco Giants||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Hammaker L (4-6)||2.0||6||3||3||2||1|
|Sutcliffe W (11-4)||8.0||8||3||3||2||10|
|Smith SV (21)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
E –Thompson (6), Noce (3). DP –San Francisco 4. 2B –San Francisco Brenly (9,off Sutcliffe), Chicago Noce (6,off LaCoss). HR –San Francisco Brown (6,4th inning off Sutcliffe 1 on, 0 out); C Davis (12,7th inning off Sutcliffe 0 on, 0 out), Chicago Dernier (4,1st inning off Hammaker 0 on, 0 out). Team LOB –7. IBB –Brumley (1,by LaCoss); Dawson (2,by LaCoss); Matthews (1,by LaCoss). Team –14. SB –Brown (1,2nd base off Sutcliffe/Sundberg); Uribe (5,2nd base off Sutcliffe/Sundberg); Dernier (11,3rd base off LaCoss/Brenly); Dawson (7,2nd base off LaCoss/Brenly). WP –Gott (3), Comstock (3). BK –Comstock (1). IBB –LaCoss 3 (7,Brumley,Dawson,Matthews). U-HP –Tom Hallion, 1B –Terry Tata, 2B –Jerry Crawford, 3B –Bob Davidson. T –3:31. A –30,929.
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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."