The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 22, 1995 at Tiger Stadium. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Seattle Mariners 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)
Seattle Mariners 8, Detroit Tigers 10
|Griffey, Jr. cf||5||1||1||0|
|Martinez E. dh||4||0||0||0|
|Martinez T. 1b||4||2||0||0|
|Carmona L (0-1)||4.0||2||2||2||3||6|
|Boever W (3-0)||2.1||1||0||0||2||3|
|Henneman SV (4)||1.0||1||0||0||0||0|
E –Blowers (1), Curtis (1), Fielder (3). 2B –Seattle Rodriguez (3,off Groom), Detroit Gomez (3,off Fleming). HR –Detroit Fielder (9,1st inning off Wells 3 on, 0 out); Higginson (5,3rd inning off Fleming 0 on, 1 out); Gibson (3,7th inning off Carmona 1 on, 0 out). SH –Sojo (1,off Groom); Higginson (1,off Fleming). IBB –E Martinez (4,by Boever); Bragg (1,by Boever); Fielder (3,by Fleming). Team LOB –10. Team –5. SB –Bragg (3,3rd base off Lira/Flaherty); Sojo (1,2nd base off Lira/Flaherty); Rodriguez (2,2nd base off Boever/Flaherty); Curtis (3,2nd base off Fleming/Kreuter). CS –Stubbs (1,2nd base by Carmona/Kreuter). WP –Groom (2). IBB –Fleming (1,Fielder); Boever 2 (2,E Martinez,Bragg). U-HP –Rick Reed, 1B –John Hirschbeck, 2B –Jim Evans, 3B –Larry McCoy. T –3:07. A –9,167.
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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."