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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

Five pitchers started games on 10 or more consecutive Opening Days. Who are they?

(Hint: One of those streaks is active.)

LAST WEEK'S QUESTION

Who is the only man to play for 13 different major league franchises?

 LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

Tigers' pitcher Octavio Dotel

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 Astros  302
 White Sox  134
 Athletics    60
 Tigers    57
 Pirates    41
 Blue Jays    36
 Cardinals    29
 Royals    24
 Mets    19
 Dodgers    19
 Yankees    14
 Braves      9
 Rockies      8
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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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Bob Vetrone Jr.
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