At quick glance, a box score is intended to help people gauge player and team performance. However, at another glance, a box score can be rather overwhelming to a casual fan or parent that isn't as familiar with the sport. It doesn't have to be though!
In fact, once a person picks up a few of the definitions, box scores can feel simple and informative. In this article, we'll begin to explain the value of the box score and provide some definitions for better understanding them.