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Retiring Florida State coach Mike Martin tips his hat to spectators following the team’s final NCAA College World Series game against Texas Tech on June 19 (Nati Harnik)
Retiring Florida State coach Mike Martin tips his hat to spectators following the team’s final NCAA College World Series game against Texas Tech on June 19 (Nati Harnik)|Associated Press
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Thursday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits - Phillies, Women’s World Cup, United States, Brad Miller, Jay Bruce, Mike Martin, Carol Hutchins

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

THURSDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Who was the last player drafted directly out of a four-year high school by the NBA? (Hint 1: It was 2005. Hint 2: He was on the Sixers roster this past season.)

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THURSDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> As of 7 p.m. Thursday, when they are scheduled to start the final game of their four-game series with the Nationals, the Phillies will have scored three runs in the last 115 hours.

Yes, a lot of that is due to rainouts, but does that really help at this point?

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>>> There are four MLB teams that the U.S. Women’s World Cup team (13 goals on June 11, three on June 16) has out-scored on each the two days it has played so far: Phillies (7/1), Tigers (2/0), Astros (10/0), Cubs (3/2).

The Tigers are off Thursday, but the other three are scheduled to play.

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>>> Don’t look now, but the Phillies’ hottest hitter is newly acquired Brad Miller, who is 3-for-6 with a triple and an RBI.

This on the heels of Jay Bruce’s excellent start with the ball club leads one to this free Analytic help for Gabe Kapler:

Go get a new player every couple of days!

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>>> We should just have a daily item listed as “Stolen from ESPN Stats & Info” . . .

Today offering from @ESPNStatsInfo is on college baseball, as Florida State was eliminated from the college World Series Wednesday and leaves out-going head coach Mike Martin with 2,029 career wins, the most by any coach in any NCAA sport.

He leads Carol Hutchins (current coach for Michigan softball) by a little over 400 victories. With about 50 wins every season, Hutchins would need eight years to catch Martin.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Amir Johnson, who was taken with the 56th pick in 2005 by the Detroit Pistons.