The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on August 27, 1987 at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Atlanta Braves 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)
Atlanta Braves 6, Chicago Cubs 8
|Mahler L (7-13)||4.2||4||3||3||2||3|
|Lancaster W (4-1)||5.0||7||6||5||2||2|
|DiPino SV (3)||2.1||0||0||0||1||1|
E –Moreland (24), Dunston 2 (11). DP –Atlanta 1. 2B –Atlanta Hubbard (33,off Lancaster); Perry (23,off Lancaster), Chicago Lancaster (1,off Mahler). HR –Atlanta James (10,1st inning off Lancaster 0 on, 0 out), Chicago Durham 2 (22,1st inning off Dedmon 1 on, 1 out,5th inning off Mahler 1 on, 0 out); Mumphrey (12,1st inning off Dedmon 1 on, 1 out); Moreland (23,1st inning off Dedmon 0 on, 1 out); Dawson (42,5th inning off Mahler 0 on, 0 out). SH –Mahler (7,off Lancaster); DiPino (1,off Acker). SF –James (3,off Lancaster). Team LOB –6. Team –4. SB –Blauser (2,2nd base off Lancaster/Sundberg). CS –Dunston (2,2nd base by Mahler/Virgil). WP –Lancaster (6). U-HP –Steve Rippley, 1B –Dick Stello, 2B –Eric Gregg, 3B –Gerry Davis. T –2:25. A –19,006.
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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."