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Phillies' right fielder Bryce Harper dives for a fly ball in the fist inning against the White Sox on Aug. 4 (Laurence Kesterson)
Phillies' right fielder Bryce Harper dives for a fly ball in the fist inning against the White Sox on Aug. 4 (Laurence Kesterson)|Associated Press
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Monday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits - Phillies, Bobby Abreu, Mike Trout, day games, wild card, World Series Champions

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

MONDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Vineland-born Mike Trout (276) is nine home runs shy of becoming the career leader among MLB players born in New Jersey. Who is the current record-holder?

(Answer Below)

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MONDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> The Phillies are one of only four teams that have never qualified for the MLB postseason as a wild-card team. The Chicago White Sox, their opponent this past weekend, is one of the others. The San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals round out the quartet.

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>>> Bobby Abreu, inducted into the Phillies’ Wall of Fame over the weekend, tied the club record for consecutive games with an RBI (10) in 2005, equaling the mark set by Pinky Whitney in 1931.

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>>> Sunday. the Phillies honored the 2009 National League Champion club, the first of three consecutive Phillies teams to be eliminated from the postseason by the eventual World Series Champions. Only six teams in MLB history have suffered that fate:

> 1907-08-09 Detroit Tigers

> 1911-12-13 New York Giants

> 2001-02-03-04 New York Yankees

> 2009-10-11 Phillies

> 2012-13-14 St. Louis Cardinals

> 2016-17-18 Los Angeles Dodgers

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>>> Before Sunday’s loss to the White Sox, the Phillies had a 24-13 record in day games, a winning percentage of .649. That would break the club mark for best day game record in a season, currently held by the 2011 team that went 33-18 (.647). Thirteen of their final 51 games are scheduled to be played under the sun, starting with next Saturday and Sunday in Francisco.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Eric Karros, born Nov. 4, 1967 in Hackensack, is the career home run leader among players born in New Jersey with 284.