Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper will have one more manager on his major league resume once baseball kicks off
Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper will have one more manager on his major league resume once baseball kicks off|Carlos Osorio (Associated Press)
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Thursday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Magic Johnson, Bryce Harper, Joe Girardi, Wilt Chamberlain, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull

Vol. 1, No. 4

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> When Magic Johnson went off for 42 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists at the Spectrum in Game 6 of the 1980 NBA Finals against the Sixers, who was the Lakers’ second leading scorer with 37 points?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> BASEBALL

Once the 2020 campaign gets underway, Joe Girardi will officially become the sixth manager Bryce Harper has had in his nine major league seasons:

> Davey Johnson, Nationals (2012-13)

> Matt Williams, Nationals (2014-15)

> Dusty Baker, Nationals (2016-17)

> Dave Martinez, Nationals (2018)

> Gabe Kapler, Phillies (2019)

> Joe Girardi, Phillies (2020)

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>>> COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Duke has won five National Championships. Those Final Fours were played in:

> Indianapolis (1991);

> Minneapolis (1992);

> Minneapolis (2001);

> Indianapolis (2010);

> Indianapolis (2015).

This year’s Final Four would have been in Atlanta.

The Final Four next year (and is 2026) is in Indianapolis.

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>>> NFL

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a losing record just seven times in the 48 seasons dating back to 1972.

They were: 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1998, 1999 and 2003.

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>>> NBA

At least 62 players have fouled out of their first career NBA game . . . Wilt Chamberlain played 1,205 career games (including playoffs) and never fouled out of one.

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>>> HOCKEY

The first three Most Valuable Player Awards of the World Hockey Association (starting with the 1972-73 season) were won by:

> Bobby Hull (age 34);

> Gordie Howe (age 45);

> Bobby Hull (age 36).

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>>> MLB

In 1952, pitcher Virgil Trucks was 5-19 for the Detroit Tigers. Among his five victories were two no-hitters and a one-hitter.

He also managed two 13-hitters and a wonderful outing in which he allowed 11 hits and walked eight.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> When Magic Johnson went off for 42 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists at the Spectrum against the Sixers in Game 6 of the 1980 NBA Finals, who was the Lakers’ second leading scorer with 37 points?

Answer:

Jamaal Wilkes

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