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 The win saved an excellent start from Luis Castillo, who pitched better than the box score suggests, and took Lopez off the hook. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 2 July 2021 Jokic was playing for a small club in Serbia when European’s most famous basketball manager, Miodrag ‘Misko’ Raznatovi, took notice of him through a box score in a newspaper. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, 16 June 2021 The game is believed to have been played in Zanesville, Ohio, in1938, but Lester has been unable to locate a complete box score so that the achievement — and the entire game — can be officially counted. James Wagner, New York Times, 15 June 2021 None of them are easy, no matter what the box score suggests. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, 19 Oct. 2020 Hunter Rudel pitched the first six innings for Aledo and allowed seven hits and one run while throwing 100 pitches, according to Aledo’s GameChanger box score. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 4 June 2021 Neither do points or any other stat in the box score. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2021 Some of them show up in the box score, some of them don’t. Broderick Turner Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2021 Moments that don’t show up in the box score and subtly help the Cubs win — such as quickly getting to a ball hit down the line and keeping the runner at first — are ones that Bryant takes pride in. Meghan Montemurro,, 7 May 2021

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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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The first known use of box score was in 1896

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13 Jul 2021

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“Box score.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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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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