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Thursday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Justin Verlander, Mike Schmidt, JJ Redick, Mike Gminski, Dolph Schayes, Kyle Korver

Vol. 2, No. 9

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> The Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander (3,006) is the second member of the 3,000-strikeout club who has pitched exclusively for American League team(s). Who was the first?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> NFL

Over the four seasons from 1985 to 1988, the Chicago Bears allowed 20 rushing touchdowns in 63 games.

In 1989, the Bears allowed 21 rushing touchdowns in 16 games.

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>>> PHILLIES

From Aug. 16, 1981 to May 8, 1982, Mike Schmidt reached base in every game he played (56 regular season, 5 postseason).

His slash line over those 61 games:

.316/.465/.632.

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>>> NHL

There have been six shutout losses by seven or more goals in Game 1 of an NHL playoff series in history. Two of them occurred in the 2018 postseason:

10-0. . . Bruins over Maple Leafs (April 2, 1969)

7-0 . . . Red Wings over Bruins (March 24, 1953)

7-0 . . . Oilers over Kings (April 18, 1990)

7-0 . . . Penguins over Capitals (April 13, 2000)

7-0 . . . Penguins over Flyers (April 11, 2018)

7-0 . . . Golden Knights over Sharks (April 26, 2018)

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>>> SIXERS

On the morning of Feb. 7, 2018, JJ Redick was shooting what would have been a 76ers team-record 94.6% from the free throw line, but he went just 74-for-88 (84.1%) over his final 30 games of the season, and Mike Gminski’s 1987-88 mark remains the franchise’s standard.

Redick finished with the fifth-best mark on the franchise’s single-season list among qualifiers:

93.81% . . . . Mike Gminski (1987-88)

91.39% . . . . Kyle Korver (2006-07)

90.448% . . . Dolph Schayes (1956-57)

90.374% . . . Dolph Scahyes (1957-58)

90.367% . . . JJ Redick (2017-18)

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>>> PHILLY

Number of all-time losses by an exact score of 14-0:

7 . . . Philadelphia Athletics

5 . . . Philadelphia Phillies

4 . . . Philadelphia Eagles

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> The Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander (3,006) is the second member of the 3,000-strikeout club that has pitched exclusively for American League teams. Who was the first?

Answer:

Walter Johnson, Washington Senators (3,509)

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