The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 15, 2003 at Yankee Stadium. The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 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)
Boston Red Sox 9, New York Yankees 6
|Boston Red Sox||ab||r||h||rbi|
|Boston Red Sox||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Embree W (1-0)||1.2||1||0||0||0||1|
|Williamson SV (3)||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|New York Yankees||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Contreras L (0-1)||1.1||4||3||3||1||3|
E –Garciaparra (1), Matsui (1), Boone (2). DP –Boston 1, New York 2. PB –Varitek (2). 2B –Boston Mueller 2 (2,off Pettitte,off Nelson); Ramirez (1,off Contreras); Damon (1,off White), New York Johnson (1,off Burkett); Soriano (1,off Burkett). 3B –Boston Garciaparra (1,off Contreras). HR –Boston Varitek (2,3rd inning off Pettitte 0 on, 0 out); Nixon (2,9th inning off White 1 on, 1 out), New York Giambi (1,1st inning off Burkett 0 on, 2 out); Posada (1,5th inning off Arroyo 0 on, 1 out). IBB –Varitek (1,by Heredia). SB –Damon (1,2nd base off Contreras/Posada); Soriano 2 (2,3rd base off Embree/Varitek,2nd base off Timlin/Varitek); Jeter (1,2nd base off Embree/Varitek). WP –Contreras (2), Heredia (1). IBB –Heredia (1,Varitek). U –Angel Hernandez, Tim McClelland, Terry Craft, Alfonso Marquez, Joe West, Derryl Cousins. T –3:57. A –56,277.
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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."