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
Recent Examples on the Web How does the box score explain a runner who didn’t earn his way to second? Bruce Jenkins,, "MLB’s new extra-innings rule: Implications range from ridiculous to intriguing," 26 June 2020 But fans this month may finally get a chance to see some real live sports on television, if not in person, and to check box scores and statistics again. Victor Mather, New York Times, "May: The Month That Sports, Kind of, Come Back," 1 May 2020 He's been first team All-Pro and a Pro Bowler his first two seasons, leading the NFL in tackles as a rookie and filling up the box score: 7 interceptions, 15 passes defended, 6 forced fumbles, 12 sacks and 19 tackles for loss. 3. Nat Newell, Indianapolis Star, "Ranking every Indianapolis Colts second-round draft pick," 20 Apr. 2020 Impossible to say for sure, but chances are the JTS wouldn't wanna see the box score of that showdown. -- A.U. 5. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Greatest Music Videos of the 2010s: Staff Picks," 26 Nov. 2019 Williams makes an impact outside of the box score, too. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Malik Williams 'is fine,' Chris Mack says, after twisting ankle in Florida State loss," 25 Feb. 2020 The defeat went down in the box scores as 5-2 in favor of NYCFC, and New York did all the scoring including two own goals for FC Cincinnati. Pat Brennan,, "FC Cincinnati vs. NYCFC: 3 keys and prediction for the rematch," 11 Aug. 2019 His love of baseball and statistics grew while tracking Tony Gwynn’s progress in box scores in local newspapers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Talking with ... Josh Stein, Padres assistant general manager," 22 June 2019 Sure enough, the crowd cheered for Tyus Edney, the senior point guard whose line in the box score looked like something a team’s 12th man might put up during a garbage-time appearance: Two minutes 37 seconds. Gene Wojciechowski, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA’s 1995 NCAA title MVP? Take it from Ed O’Bannon, it was Tyus Edney," 6 Apr. 2020

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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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30 Jun 2020

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“Box score.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of box score

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

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