Wednesday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Villanova, Harold Jensen, Lito Sheppard, Allen Iverson, Red Kelly, Henri Richard, Maurice Richard
Villanova players and coaches celebrate the 1985 NCAA Championship game victoryGary Landers (Associated Press)

Wednesday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Villanova, Harold Jensen, Lito Sheppard, Allen Iverson, Red Kelly, Henri Richard, Maurice Richard

Vol. 1, No. 13

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Who are the only two players to appear in both a World Series and a Final Four?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> VILLANOVA

In the 1985 NCAA Championship Game, trailing Georgetown by 55-54 and inbounding out of a timeout at the 3:30 mark, Villanova would make 22 passes (all five players got a touch), culminating in a wide-open 16-footer by Harold Jensen that put the Wildcats ahead to stay.

It was the last of 12 lead changes in the game, 10 in the second half.

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>>> EAGLES

Lito Sheppard had 17 career interceptions with the Eagles.

Eight of them were against the Cowboys.

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>>> MLB

The Atlanta Braves have been around since 1876 and have gone by at least eight names:

> Boston Red Stockings

> Boston Beaneaters

> Boston Doves

> Boston Rustlers

> Boston Bees

> Boston Braves

> Milwaukee Braves

> Atlanta Braves

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>>> FLYERS

Current consecutive seasons (including 2019-20) being outscored in the first period for the season:

6 . . . Flyers

2 . . . Dallas Stars

2 . . . Anaheim Ducks

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>>> SIXERS

The Sixers lost each of the first seven games in which Allen Iverson scored 40 or more points.

They went 63-19 in his 40-point games after that (including postseason).

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>>> NHL

Seven players have won eight or more Stanley Cups, but Red Kelly (8, Red Wings/Maple Leafs) is the only one to not do so with Montreal.

Those Canadiens:

11 . . . Henri Richard

10 . . . Jean Beliveau

9 . . . Claude Provost

8 . . . Yvan Cournoyer

8 . . . Jacques Lemaire

8 . . . Maurice Richard

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Who are the only two players to appear in both a World Series and a Final Four?

> Tim Stoddard

F4 - 1974 NC State (beat Marquette for title)

WS – 1979 Orioles (lost to Pirates)

> Kenny Lofton

F4 – 1988 Arizona (lost to Oklahoma in semifinals)

WS – 1995 Indians (lost to Braves)

WS – 2002 Giants (lost to Angels)

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