The Box Score Show is about the simple numbers that wowed us in the newspaper and taught us to quantify sports. It’s about a single game’s evolving place in the larger context of sports history. Hosts Kevin Chroust and Chris DeSalvo discuss one remarkable box score each week with all sorts of info about its relevance then and now, and they won’t take up an hour of your time to do it.
We’ll try to avoid the most obvious games. We’ll try to avoid the confusing numbers. Rather, we’ll stick to the stats we all grew up understanding in basic box scores. And along with our research team, we’ll unearth original insights to ensure we don’t leave you feeling like you just listened to a 20-minute reading of a Wikipedia page. Thanks for giving us a shot, and tell us what you want to hear about at email@example.com or on Twitter @optaanalyst.
Midnight at the Trop
You're unlikely to win an argument against Sept. 28, 2011 being one of the most momentous days in baseball history.
No Tomorrow Energy
Those who were around remember when Larry Bird clinched his first NBA title in 1981, but the real battle for playoffs survival came in the Eastern Conference finals against Philadelphia 76ers following a pulsating season that saw little separate the two franchises.
50 Hits, 45 Runs and No Touchdowns
Kevin Chroust and Chris DeSalvo take you back to May. 19, 1979 for Episode 5 of the Box Score Show to the era of disco with taches, both ironic and unironic, aplenty and dingers all the rage.
Ink-Stained Score Sheets and Blood-Stained Sweaters
Fourteen goals, 12 fighting majors, 182 penalty minutes and a goalie fight at center ice. When the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens met at TD Garden on Feb., 9 2011, it brought out the best and the very worst in two of hockey’s most storied franchises.
Not Many People Who Are Still Living Have Ever Seen Anything Like This
Your team is holding a 12-0 lead after three innings. It seems impossible to imagine that there is any chance they could blow such a commanding position, especially when they're running away with their division and chasing history, right? Well Aug. 5, 2001 proved to be a living nightmare for Seattle Mariners fans, as the Cleveland Indians mounted the most incredible of comebacks to claim victory in extra innings.
Kevin Chroust and Chris DeSalvo take you through at night at Jacob's Field in Episode 3 of The Box Score Show, a game which played out on national television with a camera seemingly trained on Lou Piniella's reactions as the unthinkable unfolded before his eyes.
Kevin Chroust and Chris DeSalvo head back to February 17, 1994. The night of the last quadruple-double in the NBA, recorded by David Robinson.