A Race That Lived Up to Its Billing

It was a race that lived up to its billing, a race that was worthy of the advance hype and its place in history. The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29, not only filled the venerable Indianapolis Motor Speedway to bursting with 350,000 people in attendance, it delivered a race to

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The SAFER Barrier

By Lew Freedman Enjoy the following excerpt on the SAFER barrier from Lew’s book, The Indianapolis 500: A Century of High Speed Racing.  From the time the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened in 1909 and the first Indianapolis 500 was held in 1911, the sub-plot of any race was death. The risk of death. The reality of

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The Borg-Warner Trophy

With the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 right around the corner, we wanted to present to you another excerpt from Lew Freedman’s book The Indianapolis 500: A Century of High Speed Racing. Enjoy the following on the Borg-Warner Trophy.  The perpetual Borg-Warner Trophy is won by the champion of the Indianapolis 500 each year. Introduced

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This Day in Yankee History: Oct. 1, 1949 Joe DiMaggio

This Day in Yankee History: Oct. 1, 1949 Joe DiMaggio But [Joe DiMaggio] proved his ability immediately with the Yankees, winning the American League pennant and the World Series in 1949 and winning both crowns again in 1950 and 1951. Having talent on the roster did make a difference. DiMaggio might have been as big

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This Day in Phillies History – September 25, 1064

Let’s go back in time to this day in Phillies history, September 25, 1964 the following took place… Of all the losses during their collapse, the game on September 25, 1964 stands out. “It was like a World Series game,” said Braves manager Bobby Bragan. After two bad outings and then Chico Ruiz’s steal of home

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A Salute to Yogi Berra

The following are excerpts from Bronx Bombers: New York Yankees Home Run History by Lew Freedman, published by Blue River Press and distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group © 2015 Lawrence Peter Berra was born in St. Louis in 1925 and grew up in that city. His best friend was Joe Garagiola, another catcher, who became

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What To Do When Hiking in Summer’s Heat

Nature's Housekeeper

Hiking is a great way to escape from the hub-bub of a busy life, connect with nature, and get exercise. Before stepping onto the trail, some considerations should be made to ensure safety.   We asked Michael Gurnow, author of Nature’s Housekeeper, some questions on how to stay cool while hiking in the heat of summer.

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