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box score

1. In sports, especially baseball or basketball, a record that breaks down the scores, players, and statistics of two teams in a given game. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Make sure you get your hands on the box score after the game—it will help you write a much better article than relying on memory alone.
2. By extension, a thorough and detailed rundown of an event, action, or situation. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. My boss asked me to prepare a box score for our earnings this quarter.
3. Military slang for a record of the number of dead, wounded, or missing soldiers at a given point in time. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. The box score over the past month shows that we experiencing less casualties than this time last year.
See also: box, score

box score

1. A detailed summary of actions or an event, as in The President wanted to base his reelection campaign on his box score. The term comes from baseball, where since about 1910 it has signified a statistical summary in table form of the essential details of a game. About 1930 it began to be used figuratively, especially by politicians referring to their own record while in office.
2. In military slang, the number of dead, wounded, or missing in action. For example, Never mind the details of the battle; just give the lieutenant the box score. [c. 1950]
See also: box, score
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The Retrosheet "Discrepancy File" listed five other games which, according to the Retrosheet box scores, contained discrepancies with the originally-generated DBD records for Cobb's at-bats: 1905 (September 13), 1911 (May 20), 1913 (August 9), 1916 (June 6), and 1919 (the first game of the double header on July 4).
However, in a very rare case such as this one wherein Gudat pinch-hit, followed by then staying in the game, produced a lineup alteration, the failure to identify him as a pinch-hitter meant that the Times box score left the problem of how the batting order switch had occurred entirely unexplained.
A box score of a game between Atlantic and Mutual, which appeared in the 1869 Beadle's guide, contains columns for first base by hits and total bases by hits.
Losing pitcher (Galen Cisco (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/ciscoga01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&utm_source=direct&utm_medium=linker-bizofbaseball.com)) (box score (http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYN/NYN196405312.shtml))
Box scores highlight rebounds and blocks, but rarely publicize how many charges were taken.
Wells's main sources for his work are the newspaper accounts of the games and the box scores. Although he modified the boxes so that the pitching records are shown in the familiar linear style of today, he is not consistent in the basic format.
According to the game box score (see Figure 1) Duke Farrell had one put out, eight assists, and zero errors.
You could make a case that MLB (and for that matter, the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLS, et al) should announce in the box score the actual number of fans that attended the games.
The box score on Jose Canseco's whirlwind tour with the Worcester Tornadoes this summer: 20 games, 5 runs, 14 hits, 1 homerun, a .194 batting average, 1 bankruptcy filing, and approximately zero expressions of sympathy for the former slugger's financial woes.
Like not just glancing at a Boston Red Sox box score, but immersing myself in one.
Tough call on the December box score: most of the other companies didn't provide four-week "what if there hadn't been five weeks in the period" results; to keep everything Gravenstein-to-Gravenstein, let's go with the five-week number: The December box score now sits at three down, one flat and seven up.
And if muscling their way underneath wasn't enough, the Beermen forced 21 Ginebra turnovers and 15 of those were steals tallied under San Miguel's box score.
Inspection of Table 2 reveals that the box score runs-scored numbers are not harmonious for Hamilton, Taylor, and Grady.
Validate all stats in software box score against the official box score provided by the Official Scorer, and print out a final box score and game text for the club PR staff
The flagship Chicago Tribune will be offering running commentary during the game on its Web site at www.chicagotribune.com, plus posting an in-game box score. It print also warned that some editions of Thursday's paper may not have the final score of the playoff games, or may be delivered late.