The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on August 2, 2003 at Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City Royals defeated the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 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)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 8, Kansas City Royals 10
|Tampa Bay Devil Rays||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Malaska L (1-1)||1.0||3||2||1||0||2|
|Kansas City Royals||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Leskanic W (1-0)||0.2||3||3||1||0||0|
|MacDougal SV (25)||1.0||1||0||0||0||3|
E –Baldelli (3), Hall (9), Mayne (4). DP –Tampa Bay 1, Kansas City 1. PB –Hall (4). 2B –Tampa Bay Lee (27,off May); Lugo (9,off Leskanic), Kansas City Guiel (14,off Bell); Ibanez (23,off Bell). HR –Kansas City Beltran (16,5th inning off Switzer 0 on, 0 out). SH –Randa (7,off Bell); Relaford (7,off Malaska). SF –Guiel (3,off Switzer). HBP –Ibanez (3,by Switzer); Guiel (8,by Switzer). SB –Rolls (9,3rd base off Leskanic/Mayne); Anderson (16,2nd base off Leskanic/Mayne); Crawford 2 (31,2nd base off Leskanic/Mayne,2nd base off MacDougal/Mayne). CS –Beltran (3,2nd base by Bell/Hall). HBP –Switzer 2 (2,Ibanez,Guiel). U-HP –Bruce Froemming, 1B –Ron Kulpa, 2B –Rob Drake, 3B –Doug Eddings. T –3:07. A –38,709.
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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."