Vintage planes from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum flyover Globe Life Park during opening day ceremonies in Arlington, Texas, on March 31, 2014
Vintage planes from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum flyover Globe Life Park during opening day ceremonies in Arlington, Texas, on March 31, 2014|(Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
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Friday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Walter Payton, Mike Krzyzewski, Rusty Staub, Willie Horton, Ville Leino

Vol. 1, No. 10

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Who is the Yankees’ all-time leader in strikeouts by a batter?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> PHILLIES

On March 31, 2014, the Phillies opened the season with a football-like 14-10 victory over the Rangers in Arlington, Texas.

It was the most runs the Phils had scored on an Opening Day since 1900, when they beat the Boston Beaneaters (the forerunner of the Atlanta Braves), 19-17.

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>>> NHL

From 1980 to 1984, the New York Islanders won 19 consecutive playoff series.

Since then, they have won six.

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>>> NFL

Walter Payton won exactly one rushing title in his NFL career.

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>>> COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Since 1983-84, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is 802 games over .500 (1,046-244).

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>>> MLB

Rusty Staub (Tigers, 1978) was the first player to be a designated hitter for all 162 games in a season. Willie Horton then did it for the Mariners the next season.

No one else has done it since.

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>>> FLYERS

Left wing Ville Leino’s point totals during the 2009-10 season:

11 (6G/5A) . . . 55 Regular Season Games (Red Wings/Flyers)

21 (7G/14A) . . . 19 Postseason Games (Flyers)

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Who is the Yankees’ all-time leader in strikeouts by a batter?

Answer:

Derek Jeter (1840).

Mickey Mantle (1710) is second.

Babe Ruth (1122) is sixth.

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