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Jake Arrieta throws a first-inning pitch against the Giants on Aug. 1 (Chris Szagola)
Jake Arrieta throws a first-inning pitch against the Giants on Aug. 1 (Chris Szagola)|Associated Press
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Friday Quickie Quiz & Single Digits - Phillies, Eagles, J.T. Realmuto, Jake Arrieta, DeSean Jackson

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

FRIDAY’S QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> The last MLB team to have as many as six future Hall of Famers on its roster in the same season was the 1966 San Francisco Giants. Name those half dozen players.

(Answer Below)

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FRIDAY’S SINGLE DIGITS

>>> The Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto has thrown out 31 players attempting to steal this season. That’s a dozen more than any other catcher in baseball and the same final total put up by last year’s major league leader (Oakland Jonathan Lucroy).

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>>> Jake Arrieta’s opponent batting average by inning since July 14, his first start after the bone spur in his elbow was revealed:

.167 (3-18) . . . First Inning

.167 (3-18) . . . Second Inning

.067 (1-15) . . . Third Inning

.400 (8-20) . . . Fourth Inning

.421 (8-19) . . . Fifth Inning

.333 (1-3) . . . . Sixth Inning

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>>> If the Eagles win the NFC East and earn a first-round bye, the earliest their first playoff game would be is Jan. 11, 2020. That would be exactly 11 years since DeSean Jackson last played in a winning postseason game.

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>>> The Eagles had a field goal late in the first quarter Thursday, their first opening-period points in their last six presesaon games. But their TD-less streak during preseason first periods has now reached six full games. That’s 84 plays from scrimmage since they last tasted paydirt in an exhibition game’s opening stanza.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Gaylord Perry and Warren Spahn were all future Hall of Famers that played for the 1966 San Francisco Giants.