Tom Dempsey kicks a PAT for the Eagles in a game on Nov. 22, 1971
Tom Dempsey kicks a PAT for the Eagles in a game on Nov. 22, 1971|File Photo (Associated Press)
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Monday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Tom Dempsey, Dave Kingman, Larry Brown, Jim O'Brien, Tony DiLeo

Vol. 2, No. 1

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> The 2008 American League pitching leaders in Wins, ERA, Strikeouts, Innings Pitched and Complete Games were three different future Phillies. Name them.

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> NFL

>>> Sad to see the passing over the weekend of Tom Dempsey, who before joining the Eagles in 1971 had set the NFL record for longest field goal (63 yards) in lifting the Saints over the Lions at Tulane Stadium. The Broncos’ Matt Prater eclipsed that mark with a 64-yarder in 2013.

Dempsey broke the standard set by the Colts’ Bert Rechichar, whose first career NFL field goal was from 56 yards against the Bears on Sept. 27, 1953.

Rechichar had eclipsed a 54-yarder by the Lions’ Glenn Presnell against the Packers on Oct. 7, 1924, although the lengths of successful field goals were not kept extensively in the early days of the league.

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>>> FLYERS

The 1969-70 Flyers went 5-18-7 over their last 30 games – including six straight losses to end the season − and missed out on a playoff spot by a tiebreaker (victories).

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>>> COLLEGE BASKETBALL

When North Carolina outlasted Michigan State, 74-70, in triple overtime in the 1957 NCAA Semifinals, there were 31 lead changes and 21 ties.

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>>> SIXERS

Only three of the Sixers last 13 head coaches had a cumulative regular season record over .500:

> .554 . . . Larry Brown (255-205)

> .524 . . . Jim O’Brien (43-39)

> .542 . . . Tony DiLeo (32-27)

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>>> PHILLY

On Nov. 1, 2013, the Sixers (4-4) and Eagles (5-5) were both exactly at .500 . . . and yet both were tied for first in their respective divisions.

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>>> MLB

On April 16, 1972, the Giants’ Dave Kingman earned a cycle with his first four hits of the season in a 10-6 win over the Astros.

He went single (second inning), triple (fourth), double (fifth), homer (seventh). He would manage just three more triples the rest of the season.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> The 2008 American League pitching leaders in Wins, ERA, Strikeouts, Innings Pitched and Complete Games were three different future Phillies. Name them.

Answer:

> Cliff Lee, Indians (Wins, ERA)

> Roy Halladay, Blue Jays (Innings, Complete Games)

> A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays (Strikeouts)

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