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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Shortly after cutting down the nets on the floor, Yaklich, U-Ms defensive assistant, found his way back toward center court and got his hands on a box score. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan basketball uses defense to fight free throws, make Final Four," 25 Mar. 2018 Though, in all fairness, none of his teammates left that 86-51 rout with a box score to be proud of. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "With Bamba questionable, Texas must look to others," 2 Mar. 2018 In the locker room afterward, someone handed Newman a final box score. George Schroeder, USA TODAY, "Malik Newman's metamorphosis has transformed Kansas, and has Jayhawks in Final Four," 26 Mar. 2018 Do a better job handling Oklahoma City's physicality A look at the box score would probably lead one to say that the biggest issue facing the Utah Jazz after losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder is trying to contain Paul George. Tim Bontemps,, "How 7 teams can even their NBA playoff series (sorry, Spurs)," 16 Apr. 2018 And box scores don’t recognize the linemen – at least not officially. Theo Lawson, The Seattle Times, "Mike Leach praises freshman OL Abraham Lucas: ‘One of the best offensive linemen in the conference’," 6 Nov. 2018 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

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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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The first known use of box score was in 1899

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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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