Darrell Green (right, shown in a 1983 file photo), played for the 1987 Washington Redskins, the last team to win a Super Bowl in a shortened season (AP Photo/Pete Wright, File)
Darrell Green (right, shown in a 1983 file photo), played for the 1987 Washington Redskins, the last team to win a Super Bowl in a shortened season (AP Photo/Pete Wright, File)|Pete Wright (Associated Press)
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Monday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Darrell Green, Shayne Gostisbehere, Ben Simmons, Rick Mahorn, Manute Bol, Tim Perry, Franklin Edwards

Vol. 3, No. 6

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> In the Divisional Era (1969-2019), five Phillies pitchers have hit two home runs in one game.

One of them did it twice.

Name them.

(Hint and Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> SHORTENED SEASON

No matter what you might think or hear, no one is sure of what might happen to any of the four major sports for 2020 (and beyond, for that matter).

What we can tell you is that the NFL has had to shorten two regular seasons in its history and the same team won the title in each of those seasons.

Here is a look at all the shortened seasons in the four majors with regular season games played by teams (some varied) of those scheduled and the eventual titlist:

1918 MLB (140 of 154) – Boston Red Sox

1972 MLB (153-156 of 162) – Oakland Athletics

1981 MLB (103-111 of 162) – Los Angeles Dodgers

1982 NFL (9 of 16) – Washington Redskins

1987 NFL (*15 of 16) – Washington Redskins

1994 MLB (112-117 of 162) – None

1994-95 NHL (48 of 84) – New Jersey Devils

1995 MLB (143-145 of 162) – Atlanta Braves

1998-99 NBA (50 of 82) – San Antonio Spurs

2004-05 NHL (0 of 82) – None

2011-12 NBA (66 of 82) – Miami Heat

2012-13 NHL (48 of 82) – Chicago Blackhawks

*Three games were primarily replacement players.

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>>> FLYERS

Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere is the NHL’s all-time goal leader (51) among players born in Florida, easily outdistancing right wing Dan Hinote, who had 38 for the Avalanche and Blues in nine seasons in the early 2000s.

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>>> QUICKIE QUIZ HINT

Four of them have a first name that starts with the letter “R”.)

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>>> SIXERS

Most missed three-pointers by a Sixers player in a season with no makes:

0-14 . . Tim Perry, 1994-95

0-11 . . Ben Simmons, 2017-18

0-9 . . . Franklin Edwards, 1981-82

0-9 . . . Rick Mahorn, 1990-91

0-9 . . . Manute Bol, 1991-92

0-9 . . . Alphonso Ford, 1994-95

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>>> NBA

For the 30 NBA seasons from 1956-57 to 1985-86, the Boston Celtics won more championships (16) than they didn’t (14).

For more on Boston’s championship history, check out The Tuesday Title Town Tally at in Vintage Digits at bettorsinsider.com tomorrow . . .

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> In the Divisional Era, five Phillies pitchers have hit two home runs in one game. One of them did it twice. Name them. (Hint: Four of them have a first name that starts with the letter “R”.)

Answer:

> Rick Wise (twice in 1971)

> Larry Christenson (1976)

> Randy Lerch (1978 division clincher)

> Robert Person (2002)

> Randy Wolf (2004)

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