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The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

Washington Nationals pitcher Brad Lidge stands on the mound during a baseball game with the the New York Yankees at Nationals Park on Friday, June 15, 2012 in Washington. The Yankees won 7-2. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Washington Nationals pitcher Brad Lidge stands on the mound during a baseball game with the the New York Yankees at Nationals Park on Friday, June 15, 2012 in Washington. The Yankees won 7-2. (Alex Brandon/AP)

(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

When former Phillies reliever Brad Lidge retired this winter, he was second on the all-time list for strikeouts per nine innings among those with at least 500 innings pitched. Who is first?

Hint: He is also a former Phillie.


LAST WEEK'S QUESTION

Which current Major League ballpark has the largest seating capacity?

 

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

 Dodger Stadium, one of only three in the majors leagues with a seating capacity over 50,000.

 

 Team  Stadium  Capacity  
 Dodgers  Dodger Stadium  56,000
 Rockies  Coors Field  50,398
 Yankees    Yankee Stadium    50,329
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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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