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Final 2013-14 NBA Leaders

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:47 PM
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Single Digits (April 17)

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 1:19 AM
A half-dozen quick stats that caught our attention recently ... ♦ Over the past 38 seasons, the Flyers have the best regular season record in the NHL, but nary a Stanely Cup to show for it. ♦ New Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald this season blocked more shots (242) than anyone else... Read more

Single Digits (April 16)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:16 AM
A half-dozen quick stats that caught our attention recently ... ♦ Dan Uggla’s grand slam Monday night that gave the Braves’ a 9-6 victory at Citizens Bank Park broke an eight-game winning streak by the Phillies on Dollar Dog Nights. ♦ The Flyers are 3-0 in Madison Square... Read more

Single Digits (April 15)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 3:06 AM
A half-dozen quick stats that caught our attention recently -- ♦ The Phillies' B.J. Rosenberg Monday night became the first pitcher in at least 100 years (and probably forever) to face only three batters in a game and allow three home runs. A half-dozen players have allowed three homers over... Read more

Final NHL Leaders

Monday, April 14, 2014, 2:13 AM
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NHL Playoff Schedule (by Day & Series)

Monday, April 14, 2014, 1:44 AM
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Single Digits (April 14)

Monday, April 14, 2014, 1:40 AM
A half-dozen quick stats that caught our attention recently -- ♦ The Flyers and Rangers have met six times in best-of-7 playoff series. The winner eventually advanced to Stanley Cup finals five of those times. ♦ Chase Utley’s batting averages (.500) is higher than all but one current... Read more

Where The Flyers Fall Short

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 1:03 AM
This will be the Flyers' 38th attempt at winning Stanley Cup No. 3. Here is where they finished in the 37 attempts since their last Cup was won in 1975: Lost In ... Yrs. Last Time Stanley Cup Finals 6 2010 Conference Finals (League Semifinals) 7 2008 Conference Semifinals (Division... Read more

Bottom of the Sixers' Barrel

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 12:44 AM
So the Sixers aren't going to have the NBA's worst record, but with four games left they could secure (or tie for) the second-worse mark in franchise history. Here are the seasons in which they had a winning percentage under .300: Season Record Pct. 1972-73 9-73 .110 1995-96 ... Read more

Citizens Braun Park

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:25 AM
The Brewers' Ryan Braun now has 10 home runs in 20 career regular season games at Citizens Bank Park. That works out to a nice even 81-homer pace over 162 games(*). And that pace is second among the 19 opposing players that have 8 or more dingers at CBP: Player GP HR *162 David Wright ... Read more
About this blog

Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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