The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 4, 1989 at Wrigley Field. The San Francisco Giants 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)
San Francisco Giants 11, Chicago Cubs 3
|San Francisco Giants||ab||r||h||rbi|
|San Francisco Giants||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Garrelts W (1-0)||7.0||8||3||3||1||6|
|Maddux L (0-1)||4.0||8||8||8||1||3|
E –Salazar (1). PB –Wrona (1). 2B –San Francisco Clark (1,off Maddux); Williams (1,off Maddux), Chicago Sandberg (1,off Garrelts). 3B –San Francisco Sheridan (1,off Kilgus), Chicago Salazar (1,off Garrelts). HR –San Francisco Clark 2 (2,3rd inning off Maddux 0 on, 1 out,4th inning off Maddux 3 on, 2 out); Mitchell (1,8th inning off Wilson 2 on, 2 out), Chicago Grace (1,1st inning off Garrelts 1 on, 2 out); Sandberg (1,3rd inning off Garrelts 0 on, 1 out). SH –Thompson (1,off Maddux). HBP –Williams (1,by Maddux). IBB –Butler (1,by Maddux). Team LOB –6. Team –8. SB –Uribe (1,2nd base off Maddux/Wrona); Grace (1,2nd base off Garrelts/Kennedy). CS –Sheridan (1,Home by Kilgus/Wrona). WP –Wilson (1). HBP –Maddux (1,Williams). IBB –Maddux (1,Butler). U –Doug Harvey, Bruce Froemming, Terry Tata, Jim Quick, Randy Marsh, Charlie Williams. T –2:51. A –39,195.
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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."