BoopStats Vintage - Bobby Clarke, Brett Brown, Ryne Sandberg, Lee Roy Jordan, Ralph Sampson . . .
Sixers head coach Brett Brown gives instructions on Feb. 26 (Tony Dejak)Associated Press
BoopStats Vintage - Bobby Clarke, Brett Brown, Ryne Sandberg, Lee Roy Jordan, Ralph Sampson . . .
Vol. 1, No. 1

We have piles of paper, legal tablets of notes and highlighted newspaper and magazine clippings dating back decades with interesting and esoteric sports facts and stats . . . This seems like as good as time as any to start sharing them with the public.

There will be no rhyme or reason and will come at you from all angles.

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>>> FLYERS

Flyers center Bobby Clarke won the Hart Trophy as the NHL Most Valuable Player in 1972-73, but did not make the All-NHL First Team. That spot went to the Bruins’ Phil Esposito. Clarke was named to the first team for his 1974-75 and 1975-76 MVP seasons.

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>>> NBA

Lenny Wilkens won 1,994 regular season and playoff games as a player (582-559) and a head coach (1412-1253) in his NBA career.

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>>> PHILLIES

From July 8, 2008 (the day after the Rain Tarp game in Colorado) to Oct. 1, 2011, the Phillies were 419-265 (.613) in regular season and postseason games against National League teams.

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>>> COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Over the last 73 games of Ralph Sampson’s college career, the University of Virginia was 63-10 . . .

1-5 . . . vs. North Carolina

62-5 . . vs. Everybody Else

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>>> PHILLY

Brett Brown took over head-coaching duties for the Sixers on Aug. 14, 2013 . . . just two days before Ryne Sandberg relieved Charlie Manuel in the dugout for the Phillies.

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>>> COLLEGE FOOTBALL

In the 1963 Orange Bowl, Alabama linebacker Lee Roy Jordan had 31 tackles (15 solo) in a 17-0 victory over Oklahoma, which ran just 60 offensive plays.

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