The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on July 8, 1989 at Tiger Stadium. The Toronto Blue Jays 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)
Toronto Blue Jays 8, Detroit Tigers 3
|Toronto Blue Jays||ab||r||h||rbi|
|Toronto Blue Jays||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Cerutti W (5-4)||6.1||9||3||3||1||3|
|Ward SV (8)||2.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|Alexander L (4-9)||7.0||5||4||4||2||2|
E –Bell 2 (5), Schu (3). 2B –Toronto Whitt (14,off Alexander); Moseby 2 (8,off Alexander,off Henneman), Detroit Pettis (6,off Ward). 3B –Detroit Pettis (4,off Cerutti). HR –Toronto Felix (7,7th inning off Alexander 1 on, 2 out), Detroit Lemon (3,2nd inning off Cerutti 0 on, 2 out). SH –Fernandez (2,off Alexander). SF –McGriff (3,off Alexander); Jones (1,off Wells). HBP –Liriano (1,by Alexander). IBB –Mulliniks (4,by Henneman). Team LOB –5. Team –8. SB –Liriano (9,2nd base off Alexander/Sinatro); Gruber (6,2nd base off Alexander/Sinatro). CS –Pettis (7,2nd base by Cerutti/Whitt). HBP –Alexander (3,Liriano). IBB –Henneman (6,Mulliniks). U-HP –Al Clark, 1B –Mark Johnson, 2B –Ted Hendry, 3B –Rick Reed. T –3:18. A –31,342.
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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."