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May 19, 2013

Teams scored 49 runs; Clark Kent came from Gable


Q: I’m sure the Philadelphia Phillies were involved in the highest-scoring game in major league baseball, but I don’t know with whom and what the final score was. — A.F., Dorchester, Pa.

A: On Aug. 25, 1922, the Phillies took on the Chicago Cubs. Combined, the teams scored 49 runs that day — surprising, considering there were just 51 hits.

The Cubs won the game 26-23.

Q: My question has been bothering me for a long time. You are my last hope. A tree is grown in Asia that is widely used in perfumes. Beside that, all I can remember is that it has a really strange name. Is this enough information for you to help me out? — T.M. North Platte, Neb.

A: I suspect you might be thinking of the ylang-ylang. Manufacturers have long used the tree’s fragrant flowers as a perfume ingredient.

(Send your questions to Mr. Know-It-All at or c/o Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.)

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