The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 15, 2006 at Busch Stadium III. The New York Mets 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)
New York Mets 12, St. Louis Cardinals 5
|St. Louis Cardinals||ab||r||h||rbi|
|New York Mets||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Perez W (1-0)||5.2||9||5||5||1||3|
|St. Louis Cardinals||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Thompson L (0-1)||0.1||3||3||2||0||1|
E –Delgado (2), Belliard (2). DP –New York 3 Valentin-Reyes-Delgado, Valentin-Reyes-Delgado, Valentin-Reyes-Delgado, St. Louis 1 Encarnacion-Pujols. 2B –New York Delgado (3,off Hancock); Valentin (1,off Johnson). 3B –St. Louis Encarnacion (1,off Perez). HR –New York Beltran 2 (3,3rd inning off Reyes 0 on 1 out,7th inning off Looper 0 on 1 out); Wright (1,3rd inning off Reyes 0 on 2 out); Delgado (3,5th inning off Thompson 2 on 0 out), St. Louis Eckstein (1,5th inning off Perez 0 on 0 out); Edmonds (2,6th inning off Perez 0 on 1 out); Molina (1,6th inning off Perez 0 on 2 out). Team LOB –8. HBP –Eckstein (1,by Bradford). Team –5. SB –Belliard (1,2nd base off Perez/Lo Duca). WP –Feliciano (1). HBP –Bradford (1,Eckstein). U-HP –Fieldin Culbreth, 1B –Jeff Kellogg, 2B –Gary Darling, 3B –Tim Welke. T –3:31. A –46,600.
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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."