Michael Jordan celebrates in the 1992 Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers
Michael Jordan celebrates in the 1992 Finals against the Portland Trail Blazers|John Stewart (Associated Press)
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Friday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Michael Jordan, Chico Ruiz, Chase Utley, Pat Burrell, Jimmy Rollins, Jim Thome, Bobby Abreu

Vol. 2, No. 10

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Which former Phillie All-Star was the manager of the Cincinnati Reds on the fateful day in 1964 on which Chico Ruiz stole home to kick-start a 10-game losing streak?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> NBA

As the world readies for “The Last Dance”, we thought we’d toss out this cool nugget:

In their six NBA Championship runs, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls defeated six different teams in the Eastern Conference Finals and five different teams in the Finals.

The only repeat opponent in either of those rounds was the Utah Jazz, who fell in back-to-back Finals.

Those Bulls’ title years and their Eastern Conference/Finals victims:

1991 . . . Pistons / Lakers

1992 . . . Cavaliers / Trail Blazers

1993 . . . Knicks / Suns

1996 . . . Magic / SuperSonics

1997 . . . Heat / Jazz

1998 . . . Pacers / Jazz

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>>> FLYERS

From Dec. 18, 2005 through Dec. 9, 2015, the Flyers scored exactly one goal in 251 minutes and 47 seconds of playing time in four games against the Blues in St. Louis.

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>>> SIXERS

The won-loss records of the 2015-16 Sixers . . .

4-6 . . . . vs. Pacific Division

6-66 . . . vs. Every Other Division

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>>> PHILLIES

Since both stadiums are getting about the same amount of use these days, we decided to trot out an oldie but goodie . . .

Players who have homered as a Phillie in both Veterans Stadium and Citizens Bank Park:

> Bobby Abreu

> David Bell

> Pat Burrell

> Marlon Byrd

> Doug Glanville

> Ricky Ledee

> Mike Lieberthal

> Jason Michaels

> Tomas Perez

> Placido Polanco

> Todd Pratt

> Jimmy Rollins

> Jim Thome

> Chase Utley

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>>> NFL

From 1983 to 1994, the Tampa Buccaneers had 12 consecutive seasons of double-digit losses.

No other team has had more than seven (Oakland Raiders 2003-2009).

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Which former Phillie All-Star was the manager of the Reds on the fateful day in 1964 on which Chico Ruiz stole home to kick-start a 10-game losing streak?

Answer:

Dick Sisler

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