The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on June 4, 1989 at Tiger Stadium. The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Detroit Tigers 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)
Baltimore Orioles 7, Detroit Tigers 4
|Tibbs W (2-0)||5.0||5||1||1||3||2|
|Williamson SV (6)||3.0||3||3||3||1||2|
|Tanana L (5-5)||8.2||10||7||5||3||8|
E –Heath (1), Pedrique (2). DP –Detroit 2. 2B –Baltimore Melvin (3,off Tanana); Tettleton (8,off Tanana); B Ripken (6,off Tanana), Detroit Lemon (6,off Huismann). HR –Baltimore Milligan (3,1st inning off Tanana 2 on, 2 out); Bradley (4,7th inning off Tanana 1 on, 2 out), Detroit Heath (3,8th inning off Williamson 2 on, 2 out). Team LOB –6. Team –8. CS –Devereaux (2,2nd base by Tanana/Heath); Pettis (2,2nd base by Tibbs/Melvin). SB –Pettis (9,2nd base off Tibbs/Melvin). U-HP –Dale Scott, 1B –Rocky Roe, 2B –Mike Reilly, 3B –Rich Garcia. T –3:19. A –23,621.
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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."