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Thursday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Steve Carlton, Brian Propp, Magic Johnson, Jim Brown, Stan Musial, Ken Griffey Jr.

Vol. 1, No. 9

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> In the 15 seasons from 1972 to 1986, Steve Carlton was the Phillies’ opening day starter 14 times. Who was the only other Phillies pitcher to serve the honor in that time?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> FLYERS

In his last two seasons in the Western Canada Junior Hockey League, former Flyer Brian Propp had 376 points (164G/212A) in 141 games.

He also found time to pick up 327 minutes in penalties.

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>>> COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Magic Johnson played in eight NCAA Tournament games while at Michigan State.

He had double-digit assists in five of them.

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>>> NFL

In 1965, the Browns − Jim (1,544), Timmy (861), Bill (699) and Willie (133) − combined for 3,237 rushing yards.

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>>> BASEBALL

How in the world had I never heard this before . . .

Stan Musial (1920) and Ken Griffey Jr. (1969) were both born on the same date (Nov. 21) in the same small Pennsylvania town southeast of Pittsburgh (Donora).

Ken Griffey Sr. was also born in that town, but had the audacity to be born on April 10 (1950).

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>>> NBA

The Washington Wizards haven’t finished a regular season as the top seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference since 1978-79, when they were the Washington Bullets.

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>>> EAGLES

The 2014 Eagles started 3-0 despite trailing by 17-0 (vs. Jaguars), 20-6 (at Colts) and 17-7 (vs. Redskins).

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> In the 15 seasons from 1972 to 1986, Steve Carlton was the Phillies’ opening day starter 14 times. Who was the only other Phillies pitcher to serve the honor in that time?

Answer:

Jim Kaat, 1976

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