Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Eagles/Phillies: One and One

Eagles and Phillies both win by one.

Eagles/Phillies: One and One

( David Maialetti  / Staff Photographer )
( David Maialetti / Staff Photographer )


Sunday, for just the third time in history, the Eagles and Phillies each won a game by one point/run on the same day.


We were real surprised to find out the Eagles have just 24 one-point victories in their history.

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Here's a look at the three days that the teams did the single double-up:


 Date Score Details

Oct. 3,

Eagles 14
Mike Boryla throws two TD passes, including one of 9 yards in the fourth quarter to Charles Smith to win it
Phillies 2
Mets 1
Tim McCarver singled home Dick Allen in the fifth to make a winner of Steve Carlton (3 hits, 12 strikeouts) in the season finale.

Sept. 7, 1997

Eagles 10
Packers 9
Ty Detmer hit Freddie Solomon on a two-yard TD pass with 1:56 remaining. Irving Fryar had eight catches for 125 yards.
Phillies 2
Expos 1
Rico Brogna's solo homer in the eighth inning lifted the Phils. Garrett Stephenson was the first of five pitchers to hold the Expos to one run.
Sept. 9,
Eagles 17
Browns 16
Michael Vick hits Clay Harbor with a four-yard TD pass with 1:18 to go and the Birds' defense holds the Browns to 57 second-half yards.
Phillies 3
Rockies 2
John Mayberry Jr. (above) singles home Nate Schierholtz in the ninth inning for the Phils' 11th walkoff win of the season.
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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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