Flyers Joel Farabee looks on as Sabres goalie Carter Hutton makes a second-period save on March 7; Farabee would later score a milestone third-period goal
Flyers Joel Farabee looks on as Sabres goalie Carter Hutton makes a second-period save on March 7; Farabee would later score a milestone third-period goal|Matt Slocum (Associated Press)
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Friday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Andy Reid, Joel Farabee, 4,000 Goals, Henry Aaron, Jim Bunning, Austin Carr, Steve Carlton

Vol. 1, No. 5

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Who were the head coaches/manager of the Sixers, Flyers and Phillies on Feb. 6, 2005, the day Andy Reid and the Eagles lost Super Bowl 39?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> FLYERS

Who realized that when Joel Farabee scored with 5:11 remaining in a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on March 7, it would be the Flyers’ last goal for a long, long time.

Probably *no one. Which is the same number of people who realized at the time that it was exactly the 4,000th regular season third-period goal scored in team history.

(*Also may be the same number of people − besides us – who care.)

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>>> BASEBALL

Henry Aaron hit 755 home runs, but his only one of the “inside-the-park” variety came off Jim Bunning on May 10, 1967 in the first game of a doubleheader against the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium.

That was home run No. 448 of his career.

No. 449, which came in the nightcap, was in the “onto-the-left-field-roof” category.

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>>> NBA

Between the 1976-77 New York Nets (10/12) and the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks (6/7), no NBA team won more road games than home games in a single regular season.

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>>> COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Austin Carr’s record 61-point performance against Ohio University on March 7, 1970, was the first NCAA Tournament game played at Dayton Arena.

There have been 124 NCAA Tournament games since there since then, by far the most of any court all time. Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium is second with 83.

For the record, the Palestra hosted 48 NCAA Tournament games, the last in 1984.

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>>> EAGLES

Over a span of 69 seasons − covering 1946 through 2014 – the Lions had exactly one win over the Eagles in the Detroit area.

The Lions were 1-6-2 against the Eagles at home in that time. That victory, 17-13, came in 1977 at the Pontiac Silverdome.

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>>> PHILLIES

Steve Carlton had a better career strikeout/walk ratio against the Phillies (2.76) than he did any other opponent.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Who were the head coaches/manager of the Sixers, Flyers and Phillies on Feb. 6, 2005, the day Andy Reid and the Eagles lost Super Bowl 39?

Answer:

> Charlie Manuel, Phillies

> Jim O’Brien, Sixers

> Ken Hitchcock, Flyers

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