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.
Big Unit, Big Hurt, Big Opening Day
Turn your clocks back to 1996 where Seattle's Opening Day saw Randy Johnson toe the mound and Alex Rodriquez make his mark.
HB Diesel - Shaq’s 28th Birthday NBA Performance On His 50th
It's Shaq's Birthday, his 50th in fact, but we look back to when the LA Lakers star turned 28 in style with a demolition of the LA Clippers.
78 En Route To 73
For the first time in 2 1/2 years, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are set to be reunited on an NBA court for the Golden State Warriors. Yeah, the Splash Brothers are back in town. Ahead of their reunion, our own pod brothers Kevin Chroust and Chris de Salvo have gone back to Feb. 27, […]
It might be hard to believe, but once upon a time the Chicago Bulls had to give up their home court for two weeks when the circus came to town each November. Instead of dunks, blocks and rebounds, it was tightrope walkers, roaring lions and clowns not of the refereeing variety that ruled either Chicago […]
Gibson vs. McLain '68 | MLB's Speedy Changeup
1968 World Series. Game 1. Forever remembered as Bob Gibson’s Day. The St. Louis Cardinals pitcher recorded a shutout while notching a still standing postseason record of 17 strikeouts in the pitchers duel of pitchers duels against Denny McLain after both had won the MVP and Cy Young awards in their respective leagues. Set against […]
Game 8 | 1921 World Series and the Land of Thousand Names
Kevin Chroust and Chris DeSalvo are back for that always tricky second album and have thrown themselves into the deep end with the likes of Cupid Childs, Spud Johnson, Kid Gleason, Chicken Wolf and Pie Traynor. That’s right, it’s 1920’s baseball to feast upon: a time when at the start of the decade the Yankees […]