The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on July 1, 1996 at Busch Stadium II. The Cincinnati Reds defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 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)
Cincinnati Reds 8, St. Louis Cardinals 5
|St. Louis Cardinals||ab||r||h||rbi|
|Carrasco W (2-1)||1.2||0||0||0||1||1|
|Brantley SV (20)||1.0||1||0||0||0||1|
|St. Louis Cardinals||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Benes L (7-5)||5.0||6||7||7||5||2|
E –None. DP –St. Louis 1. 2B –Cincinnati Harris (7,off Alan Benes); Branson (7,off Alan Benes), St. Louis Jordan 2 (17,off Schourek,off Shaw). HR –Cincinnati Larkin (10,2nd inning off Alan Benes 0 on, 1 out); Oliver (4,6th inning off Fossas 0 on, 0 out), St. Louis Pagnozzi (5,4th inning off Schourek 1 on, 1 out). Team LOB –2. SF –Jordan (4,off Carrasco). Team –5. CS –Howard (5,2nd base by Mathews/Pagnozzi). SB –Jordan (11,3rd base off Schourek/Oliver). U-HP –Brian Gorman, 1B –Mike Winters, 2B –Harry Wendelstedt, 3B –Randy Marsh. T –2:54. A –27,221.
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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."