The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 31, 1995 at Kingdome. The Seattle Mariners defeated the New York Yankees 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)
New York Yankees 9, Seattle Mariners 11
|New York Yankees||ab||r||h||rbi|
|Williams B. cf||6||1||1||0|
|Williams G. lf||2||0||1||1|
|New York Yankees||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|MacDonald L (0-1)||0.1||3||1||1||0||0|
|Wells W (2-3)||1.2||4||4||4||1||3|
|Ayala SV (8)||1.1||1||0||0||0||2|
E –Leyritz (1), Blowers (3), T Martinez (2). 2B –New York G Williams (2,off Johnson); Tartabull (5,off Johnson); Mattingly 2 (7,off Wells,off Ayala), Seattle T Martinez (4,off Hitchcock); Wilson (4,off Hitchcock); Amaral (5,off Wickman); Buhner (11,off Wickman). 3B –New York B Williams (2,off Johnson). HR –New York Boggs (1,7th inning off Wells 2 on, 1 out), Seattle E Martinez (5,3rd inning off Hitchcock 0 on, 1 out); T Martinez 2 (7,4th inning off Hitchcock 0 on, 1 out,7th inning off Macdonald 2 on, 1 out); Buhner (6,8th inning off Ausanio 0 on, 1 out). SF –Silvestri (1,off Johnson). HBP –Leyritz (2,by Johnson). IBB –G Williams (1,by Johnson). Team LOB –10. SH –Cora (4,off Hitchcock). Team –8. SB –Velarde (1,3rd base off Johnson/Wilson); Leyritz (1,2nd base off Johnson/Wilson); Amaral 2 (6,2nd base off Hitchcock/Leyritz,3rd base off Hitchcock/Leyritz); Wilson (1,2nd base off Hitchcock/Leyritz); Diaz (6,2nd base off Macdonald/Leyritz). HBP –Johnson (2,Leyritz). IBB –Johnson (1,G Williams). U-HP –Tim Tschida, 1B –Terry Craft, 2B –Don Denkinger, 3B –John Shulock. T –3:38. A –13,035.
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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."