The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on April 30, 1996 at Riverfront Stadium. The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Cincinnati Reds 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)
Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Cincinnati Reds 7
|Neagle W (3-1)||6.0||10||5||5||1||5|
|Cordova SV (1)||1.1||1||0||0||0||1|
|Smiley L (1-3)||3.2||6||7||7||5||1|
E –Brumfield (2), Morris (1). DP –Cincinnati 1. PB –Oliver (2). 2B –Pittsburgh Brumfield (4,off Smiley), Cincinnati Boone (1,off Plesac). 3B –Cincinnati Coleman (1,off Neagle); Harris (2,off Cordova). HR –Pittsburgh King 2 (9,4th inning off Smiley 0 on, 0 out,4th inning off Pugh Jr 3 on, 2 out); Merced (5,4th inning off Pugh Jr 0 on, 2 out); Brumfield (2,7th inning off Shaw 0 on, 1 out), Cincinnati Boone (1,4th inning off Neagle 0 on, 1 out); Morris (4,8th inning off Plesac 1 on, 2 out). SH –Neagle 2 (4,off Pugh Jr,off Shaw). SF –Neagle (1,off Smiley); Larkin (2,off Neagle). HBP –Kendall (2,by Smiley); Bell (1,by Pugh Jr). IBB –Hayes (1,by Smiley). Team LOB –11. Team –9. SB –Brumfield (2,3rd base off Smiley/Oliver); Martin (3,2nd base off McElroy/Oliver); Garcia (5,2nd base off Brantley/Oliver); Larkin 2 (7,2nd base off Neagle/Kendall,3rd base off Neagle/Kendall); Davis (5,2nd base off Neagle/Kendall). CS –Garcia (1,2nd base by Smiley/Oliver). HBP –Smiley (2,Kendall); Pugh Jr (1,Bell). IBB –Smiley (1,Hayes). U-HP –Frank Pulli, 1B –Bob Davidson, 2B –Greg Bonin, 3B –Larry Vanover. T –2:57. A –16,243.
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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."