The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 9, 2002 at Busch Stadium II. The San Francisco Giants 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)
San Francisco Giants 9, St. Louis Cardinals 6
|San Francisco Giants||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Rueter W (1-0)||5.0||9||5||5||1||1|
|Nen SV (1)||1.0||0||0||0||1||1|
|St. Louis Cardinals||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Morris L (0-1)||4.1||10||7||7||4||2|
E –None. DP –San Francisco 1, St. Louis 1. 2B –St. Louis Marrero (1,off Rueter); Edmonds (1,off Rueter). 3B –San Francisco Bonds (1,off Morris). HR –San Francisco Lofton (1,3rd inning off Morris 0 on, 2 out); Bell (1,5th inning off Morris 0 on, 1 out); Santiago (1,6th inning off Crudale 1 on, 2 out), St. Louis Pujols (1,5th inning off Rueter 1 on, 2 out); Cairo (1,6th inning off Rueter 1 on, 0 out); Drew (1,8th inning off Worrell 0 on, 2 out). SH –Aurilia (1,off Morris); Morris (1,off Rueter). HBP –Renteria (1,by Rueter). SB –Lofton (1,2nd base off Morris/Matheny). CS –Robinson (1,2nd base by Rodriguez/Santiago). HBP –Rueter (1,Renteria). U –Randy Marsh, Jeff Nelson, Dale Scott, Jeff Kellogg, Charlie Reliford, Tim Welke. T –3:31. A –52,175.
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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."