The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on June 12, 1991 at Memorial Stadium. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 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)
Kansas City Royals 9, Baltimore Orioles 8
|Ripken, Jr. ss||4||1||2||1|
|Kansas City Royals||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Davis W (2-1)||0.2||0||0||0||1||0|
|Montgomery SV (12)||1.0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Williamson L (0-2)||3.2||1||1||1||1||0|
E –McRae (1), Shumpert (6), Aquino (2), Gomez (2), Frohwirth (1). DP –Kansas City 1, Baltimore 1. 2B –Kansas City Brett (8,off Milacki); Tartabull (12,off Milacki); Seitzer (5,off Milacki), Baltimore Hulett (3,off Saberhagen); C. Ripken (14,off Saberhagen); Horn (5,off Saberhagen); Evans (5,off Saberhagen); Whitt (2,off Aquino); Gomez (3,off Montgomery).. HR –Kansas City Tartabull 2 (8,5th inning off Frohwirth 2 on, 1 out,10th inning off Williamson 0 on, 0 out), Baltimore Horn (10,4th inning off Saberhagen 0 on, 1 out); Evans (3,7th inning off Aquino 0 on, 2 out). SH –Shumpert (5,off Milacki). Team LOB –5. Team –6. CS –Seitzer (1,2nd base by Milacki/Whitt). WP –Saberhagen (7). U-HP –Rocky Roe, 1B –Rick Reed, 2B –Joe Brinkman, 3B –Derryl Cousins. T –3:25. A –22,758.
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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."