Phillies manger Gabe Kapler (left_ gets hugged by Bryce Harper after Tuesday’s game (Alex Brandon)
Phillies manger Gabe Kapler (left_ gets hugged by Bryce Harper after Tuesday’s game (Alex Brandon)|Associated Press
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Wednesday Single Digits: What has Bryce Harper done for you lately?

Maikel Franco walks up the charts; Tom Gola third on this list

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

WEDNESDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Which two current baseball franchises began as the Washington Senators?

(Answer Below)

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WEDNESDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> In his first 7 plate appearances as a Phillie, Bryce Harper was 0-for-5 with two walks . . .

In his last 11 plate appearances as a Phillies, Bryce Harper is: 6-for-9 with 3 home runs, 5 RBI, 2 walks and 17 total bases.

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>>> The Phillies alone now own the longest winning streak to start the 2019 MLB season. (The Mariners had also won their first three games.) The Phils had only done that twice in the modern era: 1915 (8-0) and 1900 (3-0). They shared that mark in 1993 (3-0, three other teams) and 1926 (3-0, White Sox).

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>>> Maikel Franco has now been intentionally walked five times in four games. Last season, only three Phillies had more IBBs all season: Franco 7, Jorge Alfaro 6, Carlos Snatana 6.

He now has 24 in his career, which ties him for 45th place on the Phillies’ all-time list with Richie Hebner and Tomas Perez.

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>>> Our March 18 Quickie Quiz asked “Who is the player with the most career points to have played on NCAA Championship team?”

The answer was Danny Manning and someone wanted to know if La Salle’s Tom Gola was second.

He is not; he is third. Here is the complete list of 16 players to have scored 2,100 or more career points and won a National Championship (title years in parentheses):

2,951 . . . Danny Manning, Kansas (1988)
2,872 . . . Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina (2009)
2,461 . . . Tom Gola, La Salle (1954)
2,460 . . . Christian Laettner, Duke (1991-92)
2,442 . . . Glen Rice, Michigan (1989)
2,438 . . . Steve Alford, Indiana (1987)
2,392 . . . Kyle Singler, Duke (2010)
2,333 . . . Darryl Griffith, Louisville (1980)
2,325 . . . Kareem Abdul-Jabber, UCLA (1967-68-69)
2,309 . . . David Thompson, North Carolina State (1974)
2,269 . . . Juan Dixon, Maryland (2002)
2,192 . . . Don Schlundt, Indiana (1953)
2,184 . . . Patrick Ewing, Georgetown (1984)
2,145 . . . Sam Perkins, North Carolina (1982)
2,143 . . . Pervis Ellison, Louisville (1986)
2,117 . . . Reggie Williams, Georgetown (1984)

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> The Minnesota Twins were the Washington Senators from 1901 to 1960 before moving north . . . The Texas Rangers were the Washington Senators from 1961 to 1970 before moving south.

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