The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on July 21, 2000 at Dodger Stadium. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 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)
San Francisco Giants 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 6
|San Francisco Giants||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Rodriguez L (3-1)||1.0||1||1||1||0||1|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Herges W (7-0)||1.0||2||1||1||1||1|
|Shaw SV (14)||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
E –Elster (10). DP –San Francisco 1, Los Angeles 1. 2B –San Francisco Aurilia (10,off Perez), Los Angeles Sheffield 2 (13,off Estes 2). 3B –Los Angeles Perez (1,off Estes). HR –San Francisco Bonds (32,8th inning off Herges 0 on, 0 out), Los Angeles Karros (26,8th inning off Rodriguez 2 on, 1 out). SF –Bonds (4,off Perez); Hollandsworth (1,off Estes). Team LOB –5. Team –4. CS –Murray (3,2nd base by Perez/Lo Duca); Kent (6,2nd base by Herges/Lo Duca). U-HP –Mark Carlson, 1B –Dana DeMuth, 2B –Doug Eddings, 3B –Charlie Reliford. T –2:48. A –53,563.
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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."