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The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

(Alex Brandon/AP file photo)
(Alex Brandon/AP file photo)

(We post a baseball trivia question every Saturday, just for fun, as well as a detailed answer, stats, charts and commentary on the previous week's question. Pass along your questions, thoughts and ideas to boopstats@phillynews.com.)

 

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION

Bryce Harper this week became the second youngest winner of the Rookie of the Year Award. Who was the youngest?

 

LAST WEEK'S QUESTION

Who are the four players that have hit 40 or more home runs and stole 40 or more bases in the same season?

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

 Player  Team  Season    HR    SB  
 Jose Canseco  Athletics  1988  42  40
 Barry Bonds  Giants  1996  42  40
 Alex Rodriguez  Mariners  1998  42  46
 Alfonso Soriano    Nationals    2006  46  41
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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.

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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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