The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on July 6, 1999 at Comiskey Park II. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 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)
Kansas City Royals 8, Chicago White Sox 7
|Chicago White Sox||ab||r||h||rbi|
|Kansas City Royals||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Whisenant W (4-3)||1.1||1||0||0||0||1|
|Chicago White Sox||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Foulke L (0-2)||1.0||3||1||1||0||0|
E –Beltran (9), Febles (9). DP –Kansas City 1, Chicago 1. 2B –Kansas City Randa (16,off Baldwin); Febles (19,off Lowe); Sweeney (22,off Simas), Chicago Singleton (18,off Suppan); Ordonez (17,off Suppan). 3B –Kansas City Sanchez (4,off Baldwin), Chicago Singleton (5,off Suppan). HR –Kansas City Dye (17,2nd inning off Baldwin 0 on, 0 out); Randa 2 (9,3rd inning off Baldwin 0 on, 0 out,7th inning off Lowe 0 on, 0 out); Damon (8,3rd inning off Baldwin 0 on, 0 out), Chicago Singleton (6,7th inning off Suppan 0 on, 2 out). Team LOB –9. SH –Wilson (2,off Whisenant). HBP –Durham (2,by Suppan). Team –10. SB –Caruso (7,2nd base off Suppan/Kreuter). CS –Caruso (8,2nd base by Suppan/Kreuter). WP –Baldwin (11). HBP –Suppan (1,Durham). U-HP –Chuck Meriwether, 1B –Jim Evans, 2B –Larry McCoy, 3B –Ted Barrett. T –3:14. A –11,251.
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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."