Dean Smith (lower right, pointing) celebrates his second National Championship in 1993
Dean Smith (lower right, pointing) celebrates his second National Championship in 1993 |Bob Jordan (Associated Press)
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Monday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Charles Barkley, Dean Smith, Pete Rose, Dallas Green, Wilt Chamberlain, Tommy John

Vol. 1, No. 6

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Charles Barkley played for three different NBA teams in his professional career. Which teams?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Dean Smith won two National Championships while the head coach at North Carolina.

Both of those Final Fours (1982 and 1993) were held at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

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>>> PHILLIES

Pete Rose’s only career grand slam came in 1964 off Phillies right-hander Dallas Green, who would later become Rose’s manager with the Phillies.

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>>> PRO FOOTBALL

In July of 1982, Philadelphia fans were asked to choose the name for the new United States Football League team from a list of eight nominees provided by ownership and the front office. Those nominees:

> Colonials

> Fireworks

> Franklins

> Generals

> Militia

> Sentinels

> Spirits

> Stars.

Mercifully, “Stars” won out.

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>>> FLYERS

Goalie Michal Neuvirth’s regular season totals after being being signed as a free agent by the Flyers before the 2015-16 season:

3 shutouts . . . First 7 Starts

1 shutout . . . . Last 70 Starts

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>>> NBA

Philadelphia’s Wilt Chamberlain (37.6) and Cincinnati’s Jack Twyman (31.2) were the first two players to average 30+ points in an NBA season (1959-60).

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>>> BASEBALL

On July 27, 1988, Yankees’ 45-year-old pitcher Tommy John had three errors on one play in the top of the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers.

(It is easily found on youtube.)

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Charles Barkley played for three different NBA teams in his professional career. Which teams?

Answer:

> Philadelphia 76ers

> Phoenix Suns

> Houston Rockets

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