Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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 vetronb@phillynews.com.)



Three times between 1990 and 2005, a Phillie hit three home runs in one game. All three were catchers. Who were they?

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Who are the only two pitchers to homer in a Phillies postseason game?



Steve Carlton and Joe Blanton.


OCT. 6, 1978 / NLCS GAME 4
 Top of Second (Phillies 0, Dodgers) 
 Greg Luzinski  Grounded out to 1B 
 Richie Hebner  Grounded out to 1B 
 Mike Schmidt  Doubled to LF
 Tim McCarver  Walked
 Ted Sizemore  Singled to RF; Schmidt scored, McCarver to 2B
 Steve Carlton  Homered off Don Sutton; McCarver and Sizemore scored    
 Bake McBride  Grounded out to 2B
   Final Score: Phillies 9, Dodgers 4
Bottom of Fifth (Phillies 5, Rays 2)
 Pedro Feliz  Popped out foul to C
 Carlos Ruiz  Grounded out to 3B
 Joe Blanton  Homered off Edwin Jackson 
 Jimmy Rollins      Grounded out to 2B
Final Score: Phillies 10, Rays 2


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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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