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Phillies’ Scott Kingery is congratulated after hitting a home run at Citizens Bank Park on June 11 (Matt Slocum)
Phillies’ Scott Kingery is congratulated after hitting a home run at Citizens Bank Park on June 11 (Matt Slocum)|Associated Press
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Wednesday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits - Scott Kingery, Boston, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Chicago, 13-0, New York Islanders

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

WEDNESDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> The New York Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983, defeating four different teams in the Finals. Who were those clubs?

(Answer Below)

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WEDNESDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> These two Scott Kingery stats taken together are quite interesting:
> 12 of his 15 career home runs have came at Citizens Bank Park (90 games);
> 25 of his 33 career doubles have come on the road (92 games).

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>>> Boston and St. Louis will wrap up their 11th Final against each other in the four major North American sports Wednesday. As @Eagles5211 pointed out on Twitter, they are one of only two match-ups between cities that have occurred in the Finals of all four, Philadelphia/Chicago being the other.

Those match-ups, with the first in each sport in bold:

BOSTON vs. ST. LOUIS
1946 WS: Cardinals def. Red Sox, 4-3
1957 NBA: Celtics def. Hawks, 4-3

1958 NBA: Hawks def. Celtics, 4-2
1960 NBA: Celtics def. Hawks, 4-3
1961 NBA: Celtics def. Hawks, 4-1
1967 WS: Cardinals def. Red Sox, 4-3
1970 NHL: Bruins def. Blues, 4-0
2001 NFL: Patriots def. Rams, 23-16
2004 WS: Red Sox def. Cardinals, 4-0
2013 WS: Red Sox def. Cardinals, 4-2
2019 NHL: Blues vs. Bruins

PHILADELPHIA vs. CHICAGO
1910 WS: Athletics def. Cubs, 4-1
1929 WS: Athletics def. Cubs, 4-1
1947 BAA (NBA): Warriors def. Stags, 4-1
1947 NFL: Cardinals def. Eagles, 28-21
1948 NFL: Eagles def. Cardinals, 7-0
2010 NHL: Blackhawks def. Flyers, 4-2

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>>> For just the second time, both the Champions of the NBA and the NHL will have won their titles despite each losing two home games in their respective Finals.

The other time was 1954 (Minneapolis Lakers, Detroit Red Wings).

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>>> It is hard to believe looking back on it, but at one point Tuesday in its monster second half (10 goals) of its opening World Cup match, the United States went 17 minutes without scoring.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> The Islanders’ Stanley Cup Finals wins came against:
1980: Philadelphia Flyers (4-2)
1981: Minnesota North Stars (4-1)
1982: Vancouver Canucks (4-0)
1983: Edmonton Oilers (4-0)