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 Arizona State fullback Case Hatch prides himself on making the plays that don't show up in a box score. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 7 Aug. 2022 Look at Nick Lodolo's pitching line in the box score and there was plenty to celebrate. The Enquirer, 28 Aug. 2022 Love made several plays that didn’t show up in the box score, including a 17-yard completion to Doubs in the first half that was erased because of a holding penalty. Ryan Wood, USA TODAY, 21 Aug. 2022 Bueckers was UConn’s leading scorer against the Cardinal, but the team’s box score was well-rounded, with contributions on both ends of the floor from every player who contributed significant minutes. New York Times, 3 Apr. 2022 Spurs coach Gregg Popovich took one glance at Dejounte Murray’s box score after Mondays’ 123-120 victory in Houston and feigned disgust. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Mar. 2022 Ross threw 104 pitches, according to his team’s GameChanger box score, as Arlington (12-13-1, 4-3) won its fourth straight district game after an 0-3 start. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 14 Apr. 2021 After his awful shooting night, Jared Butler sat in a chair in the corner of the Cox Pavilion, stared at a box score, and muttered — half to himself and half to an assistant coach standing nearby. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 July 2022 The box score of the week came from Fenway Park, where the Blue Jays embarrassed the Red Sox in a 28-5 win that featured Raimel Tapia's unlikely inside-the-park grand slam. David Brandt, Chron, 25 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of box score

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for box score

from its arrangement in a newspaper box

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23 Sep 2022

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“Box score.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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