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The Box Score Show
49 minutes | Nov 30, 2021
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 […]
45 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
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 […]
26 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Game 8, 1921 World Series | 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 […]
27 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
The Biggest (but Ugliest) NBA Comeback
“I’ve seen a lot of things over the years, but that’s got to be the biggest comeback in NBA history.” For a while on November 27, 1996, Dick Motta’s Denver Nuggets looked in cruise mode against the Utah Jazz in the battle of the NBA’s brightest jerseys, leading by 36-points against a line-up that featured […]
19 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
When Monsters on the Boards Roamed the Earth
The date was April 18, 1962, and the two most storied franchises in NBA history were facing off in Game 7 of the NBA Finals: the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. In the end, it was the seemingly unbeatable Celtics that came out on top in a 110-107 overtime victory to claim a […]
34 minutes | May 19, 2021
Gatorade: It Is Not Just for Winners Anymore
Kevin Chroust and Chris De Salvo go back to the historic night when Texas A&M and LSU combined for 146 points.
28 minutes | May 10, 2021
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.
24 minutes | May 4, 2021
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.
30 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
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.
24 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
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.
27 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
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.
16 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
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.
21 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
He Had a Hell of a Week Tonight
Chris DeSalvo and Kevin Chroust welcome you to Episode 1 of The Box Score Show from The Analyst by turning their attentions to October 4, 1989. Wrigley Field played host to one of the maddest NLCS games ever as the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 11-3 in Game 1. We look back on […]
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