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Monday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Bruce Bochy, Jay Wright, John Wooden, Bobby Knight, Mike Krzyzewski, Dean Smith, Rick Pitino

Vol. 1, No. 11

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Vernon Butler, the father of Drexel forward James Butler, is second on Navy’s career rebound list. Who is first?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> BASEBALL

On the morning of Sept. 10 last year, the Giants' Bruce Bochy had been managing in the major leagues from 1995 to 2019. His career record at that point:

1995-2019.

(Our thanks to Kenny from Chick’s Deli in Cherry Hill, N.J., for bringing that to our attention. We’ll have another tidbit from the bored-out-of-his-skull Kenny in Tuesday’s Vintage Digits.)

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>>> SIXERS

The Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers franchise has played 443 playoff games in its history.

Nearly one-fourth of them (105) have been against the Boston Celtics.

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>>> COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Michigan has lost in the NCAA Championship Game six times. The opposing coaches were:

> John Wooden

> Bobby Knight

> Mike Krzyzewski

> Dean Smith

> Rick Pitino

> Jay Wright

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>>> FLYERS

The Flyers were 19-0 with six ties in their first 25 games against the Washington Capitals.

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>>> NBA

In their inaugural season (1970-71), the Portland Trail Blazers player 17 of their first 20 games at home.

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>>> EAGLES

Eagles rookie fullback Ted Dean’s 1960 rushing statistics:

0 TD on 113 carries . . . Regular Season

1 TD on 13 carries . . . . NFL Title Game

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Vernon Butler (1,115), the father of Drexel forward James Butler, is second on Navy’s career rebound list. Who is first?

Answer:

David Robinson (1,314)

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