The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on May 11, 2001 at Comerica Park. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Anaheim Angels 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)
Anaheim Angels 6, Detroit Tigers 7
E –Ortiz 2 (3). DP –Anaheim 2. J. Molina-Kennedy, Eckstein-Kennedy-Joyner, Detroit 1. Easley-Cruz-T. Clark. 2B –Anaheim Glaus (7,off Sparks); Joyner (2,off Sparks); Erstad (9,off Sparks), Detroit Easley (7,off Ortiz); T. Clark (8,off Ortiz); Palmer (4,off Ortiz). 3B –Detroit Encarnacion (4,off Pote). HR –Anaheim J. Molina (2,6th inning off Murray 0 on 0 out), Detroit Easley (2,6th inning off Ortiz 2 on 2 out); Higginson (5,11th inning off Lukasiewicz 0 on 0 out). SH –Eckstein (2,off D. Patterson); Macias (2,off Ortiz). IBB –Salmon (4,by Murray). Team LOB –13. Team –11. SB –Palmeiro (3,2nd base off Sparks/Cardona); Joyner (1,2nd base off Murray/Cardona); Erstad (2,2nd base off Murray/Cardona). CS –T. Clark (1,2nd base by Ortiz/J. Molina). WP –Sparks (3). IBB –Murray (1,Salmon). U-HP –Jeff Kellogg, 1B –Tim Timmons, 2B –Mike Fichter, 3B –Mike Reilly. T –4:17. A –18,811.
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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."