When he isn’t hitting home runs against the Phillies this season, Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki is tagging them out at home plate, erasing Bryce Harper on June 20 (Manuel Balce Ceneta)
When he isn’t hitting home runs against the Phillies this season, Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki is tagging them out at home plate, erasing Bryce Harper on June 20 (Manuel Balce Ceneta)|Associated Press
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Friday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits - Duke, Phillies, Kurt Suzuki, Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

FRIDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Hard to believe that Zion Williamson was just the fourth player from Duke taken first overall. We will give you Art Heyman (1963). Name the other two.

(Answer Below)

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FRIDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> Since moving to the National League in 2017 (two years with the Braves, this season with the Nationals), Kurt Suzuki has hit nine of his 39 home runs against the Phillies. He has hit no more than six against any other team in that time frame.

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>>> Since Suzuki and the the Nationals have eight more games against the Phillies, we figured we’d let you know the record for more home runs in a season against them is 10, held by Joe Medwick (1937), Ralph Kiner (1949), Eddie Mathews (1955), Ernie Banks (1960), Willie Mays (1961).

The divisional era record (1969-) is eight, by Eric Davis (1987), Sammy Sosa (1998), Bryce Harper (2015), Giancarlo Stanton (2017).

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>>> The Phillies have now allowed 124 home runs, the most among all NL pitching staffs. The Giants are next with 110. The Marlins, who come to Citizens Bank Park for the weekend by the way, have allowed just 86.

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>>> In the eight Women’s World Cups, the United States is 20-1 (with 3 draws) in Group Play, out-scoring opponents by 77-13.

In the Group Play of the last six (since 1999), they are out-scoring opponents by 57-7.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Elton Brand (Bulls, 1999) and Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers, 2011).

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