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The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

(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

Which non-active member of the 400-home run club hit his first and last career home runs on the same date 15 years apart?

 

LAST WEEK'S QUESTION

Which major league player hit just five career home runs over his eight seasons, yet managed to hit two in one game, one from each side of the plate?

 

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

The Phillies' Steve Jeltz. Find his complete career home run log (such as it is) below.

 Date  Opponent   Pitcher  Inn.   Outs   RBI   Result
 Sept. 23, 1984   at Pirates  John Tudor (L)  6th  0  1  L    2-4
 May 21, 1989  Padres  Walt Terrell (R)  8th  0  2  W   3-1
 June 8, 1989
 Pirates
 Bob Walk (R)
 Bob Kipper (L)
 4th
 6th
 2
 1
 2
 3
 W 15-11 
 Aug. 12, 1989  at Cubs  Scott Sanderson (R)   8th  2  1  L    7-9

 

Bob Vetrone Jr.
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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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