The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 18, 2001 at Safeco Field. The New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners 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)
New York Yankees 3, Seattle Mariners 2
|New York Yankees||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Mussina W (1-0)||6.0||4||2||2||1||3|
|Rivera SV (2)||1.2||0||0||0||0||3|
|Garcia L (0-1)||7.1||7||3||3||4||6|
E –Williams (1). DP –New York 1, Seattle 2. 2B –New York Brosius (1,off Garcia); Spencer (1,off Nelson). HR –Seattle Javier (1,4th inning off Mussina 1 on, 1 out). SH –Jeter (1,off Garcia). Team LOB –6. HBP –Cameron (1,by Mussina). IBB –Suzuki (1,by Mendoza). Team –7. SB –Spencer (1,3rd base off Nelson/Wilson). CS –Knoblauch (1,2nd base by Garcia/Wilson); Martinez (1,2nd base by Garcia/Wilson). HBP –Mussina (1,Cameron). IBB –Mendoza (1,Suzuki). U –Wally Bell, Gary Cederstrom, Charlie Reliford, John Shulock, Ed Montague, Tim Welke. T –3:25. A –47,791.
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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."