box score


Definition of box score 

: a printed score of a game (such as baseball) giving the names and positions of the players and a record of the play arranged in tabular form broadly : total count : summary

Examples of box score in a Sentence

reading the box scores in the newspaper

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No matter the teams involved or the time of season or the final content of the box score, the narrative arc of an extra-innings game often follows the same loose template. Emma Baccellieri,, "The Rays and Marlins Played An Incredibly Strange Game on Tuesday Night," 4 July 2018 Orioles manager Buck Showalter didn't get a report other than looking at the box score of right-hander Chris Tillman's rehab start with Triple-A Norfolk — 3 1/3 innings of eight-hit, five-run ball with a walk and three strikeouts. Jon Meoli,, "Orioles notes: O'Day surgery fixes hamstring with eye toward 2019; Tillman schedule unclear," 1 July 2018 Upon receiving a halftime box score, Gilbert noted the foul-shot discrepancy between the two teams. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Cavs owner Dan Gilbert complained about officiating in now-deleted tweet," 6 June 2018 While Lotulelei may not fill up the box score, his ability to clog rush lanes should greatly help a defense that ranked fourth-worst against the run in 2017. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Why former NFL first rounders on new teams might thrive with fresh starts," 22 Mar. 2018 The Brewers lost, 18-8, with Martinez driving in a run (as a pitcher in the box score – and remember, this is the American League) in the top of the ninth. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After Ji-Man Choi is sent down, a look at memorable one-and-done Brewers performances," 30 Mar. 2018 Whether or not Jackson rotated properly on help isn't reflected in a traditional box score. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Jaren Jackson Jr. sits in middle of Grizzlies' efforts to rebuild grit-and-grind identity," 11 July 2018 Results: Live updates and box scores at Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "WIAA state baseball: Schedule and a look at every team in the field," 11 June 2018 Luc Mbah a Moute, Houston (Unrestricted) - Many of his contributions don't show up in the box score, but make no mistake: Mbah a Moute is a big part of what makes Houston so dangerous. Sam Amick, USA TODAY, "LeBron James, Paul George and the top 40 NBA free agents of 2018," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of box score

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for box score

from its arrangement in a newspaper box

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English Language Learners Definition of box score

: a small chart that shows the players, score, and other details of a baseball game

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