Wednesday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Mike Schmidt, Chip Kelly, Danny Briere, Eric Lindros, Tony Gwynn, Giannis Antetokounmpou
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (right) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis Mark J. Terrill (Associated Press)

Wednesday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Mike Schmidt, Chip Kelly, Danny Briere, Eric Lindros, Tony Gwynn, Giannis Antetokounmpou

Vol. 1, No. 8

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Which future Phillies pitcher faced Mike Schmidt in his final official MLB at-bat (not his final plate appearance)?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> PRO BASKETBALL

In the last eight completed NBA seasons, eight different teams have been the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference heading into the postseason:

> 2012 . . . Chicago Bulls

> 2013 . . . Miami Heat

> 2014 . . . Indiana Pacers

> 2015 . . . Atlanta Hawks

> 2016 . . . Cleveland Cavaliers

> 2017 . . . Boston Celtics

> 2018 . . . Toronto Raptors

> 2019 . . . Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks and reigning Most Valuable Player Giannis Antetokounmpo were well on their way to repeating as the East's No. 1 this season when play was suspended.

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>>> NFL

Chip Kelly’s NFL coaching record (including postseason):

18-10 . . . First game vs. an opponent

10-26 . . . All other games

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>>> FLYERS

Danny Briere had 72 points in 68 career postseason games with the Flyers.

Eric Lindros (57/50) and Ken Linseman (53/41) are the only other Flyers with over a point/game average with at least 10 playoff games.

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>>> BASEBALL

When Tony Gwynn collected his 3,000th major league hit in Montreal on Aug. 6, 1999, the first base umpre was Kerwin Danley, Gwynn’s former teammate at San Diego State.

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>>> NCAA TOURNAMENT

The Big Ten is 0-7 in Championship Games since 2001.

Six different teams have suffered those losses. Only Michigan has dropped two of them.

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>>> BASEBALL/FOOTBALL

Cal Hubbard is the only person in both the Baseball (as an umpire) and Pro Football (as a player) Halls of Fame.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Which future Phillies pitcher faced Mike Schmidt in his final official MLB at-bat (not his final plate appearance)?

Answer:

Terry Mulholland (Schmidt reached on an error).

Schmidt walked in his last plate appearance against Mike LaCoss.

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