The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on July 23, 1991 at Three Rivers Stadium. The Pittsburgh Pirates 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 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 12
|Leibrandt L (9-8)||2.1||8||6||6||2||2|
|Drabek W (10-9)||7.0||3||3||3||4||0|
E –None. 2B –Atlanta Mahler (1,off Drabek), Pittsburgh Bonilla (24,off Leibrandt); Van Slyke (11,off Mercker). 3B –Pittsburgh Lind (2,off Leibrandt). HR –Atlanta Treadway (3,2nd inning off Drabek 1 on, 1 out), Pittsburgh Redus (3,5th inning off Mahler 3 on, 2 out); Bonilla (12,8th inning off Mercker 1 on, 0 out). Team LOB –5. SH –Drabek (2,off Leibrandt). HBP –Lind (1,by Mahler). IBB –Lind (6,by Leibrandt). Team –8. SB –Nixon (51,2nd base off Drabek/LaValliere); Bonds 2 (28,3rd base off Leibrandt/Olson,2nd base off Mahler/Olson); Wehner (1,2nd base off Leibrandt/Olson). CS –Gant (8,2nd base by Drabek/LaValliere); Lind (3,3rd base by Mahler/Olson). HBP –Mahler (1,Lind). IBB –Leibrandt (3,Lind). U-HP –Charlie Reliford, 1B –Frank Pulli, 2B –Charlie Williams, 3B –Randy Marsh. T –3:06. A –21,664.
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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."