Detroit’s  Niko Goodrum in congratulated for his home run against the Phillies on April 30 (Matt Rourke)
Detroit’s Niko Goodrum in congratulated for his home run against the Phillies on April 30 (Matt Rourke)|Associated Press
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Wednesday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits: Terry Francona, Carlos Guillen, Curtis Granderson, Niko Goodrum


Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

WEDNESDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> On Aug. 29, 1997, the Phillies and Tigers met for the first time in their histories. Terry Francona was the Phillies manager. Which former major league player, with over 200 career home runs under his belt, was Detroit’s manager?

(Answer Below)

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WEDNESDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> In Monday’s Conference Semifinal Game 2 against the Raptors, the Sixers led by 19 (45-26) with 4:18 to go in the second quarter. They were outscored 63-49 over the final 28:18, but held on to win by 5 (94-89).

In last year’s Conference Semifinal Game 2 against the Celtics, the Sixers led by 22 (48-26) with 6:41 to go in the second quarter. They were outscored 82-55 over the final 30:41, and lost by 5 (103-108).

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>>> Since the beginning of the 2008 season, the Phillies have as many World Series Championships (1) as they do wins against the Tigers (1).

After Tuesday’s loss, the Phils are 1-6 versus Detroit in that time frame.

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>>> The last three Detroit Tigers to homer at Citizens Bank Park all had last names starting with the letter “G”:
> Carlos Guillen (June 16,2007)
> Curtis Granderson (June 16, 2007)
> Niko Goodrum (April 30, 2019)

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>>> The Tigers entered Tuesday’s game with the fewest home runs in Major League Baseball (19).

They now have 20, which is still the fewest home runs in Major League Baseball.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Buddy Bell (201 career home runs) was the Tigers manager from in their first meeting ever with the Phillies.

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