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A Brief History On June 10, 1944, 15 year old Joe Nuxhall made his first appearance as a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, facing a fearsome lineup of St. Louis Cardinals that were leading the Reds by the commanding score of 13 to nothing at the start of the ninth inning.  The Cardinals were the team that would go on to win the World Series that year.  The nervous teen managed to get the first batter he faced to ground out, but the rest of the inning did not go as well.  With World War II in full fury, able…

A Brief History On April 29, 2017, at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London, Anthony Joshua set a post-war crowd attendance record for boxing when becoming the unified heavyweight champion of the world.  An eleventh-round stoppage of the much older Wladimir Klitschko saw British boxer Joshua unify the WBA super and IBO belts, which were both vacant, with the IBF strap. Ukrainian legend Klitschko had previously lost the first two titles to Tyson Fury. Digging Deeper The journey from amateur super-heavyweight to holding these and later the WBO championship saw Joshua take a well-trodden path using the Olympics as a…

A Brief History 2019 marks the 70th year of the Formula One World Championship and it is promising to be the most exciting year yet. Young guns like Max Verstappen are making a claim for glory while Lewis Hamilton eyes up a sixth championship, pushing him ever closer to Michael Schumacher’s incredible seven total championships. Meanwhile, Red Bull Racing has called time on Renault engines and made the switch to Honda, while Sauber Force India have renamed as Alfa Romeo racing, indicating a fresh start for the constructor. They will be buoyed by the return of Kimi Räikkönen, who rejoins…

A Brief History On April 14, 2019, Eldrick “Tiger” Woods just pulled off a come from behind victory in the fabled Masters golf tournament, the first come from behind win in his illustrious career of destroying opponents in major tournaments.  At the age of 43, Woods is now 3 Major tournament (US Open, British Open, PGA and Masters) wins behind all time leader Jack Nicklaus.  (See our previous article, “Will Tiger Woods Ever Catch Jack Nicklaus?”) Digging Deeper Not only has Tiger stunned the golf world, he also made a major boost for those of us thought to be somewhat…

A Brief History On March 29, 1927, the British once again invaded the United States, this time to make war on the land speed record!  In the first instance of a foreign power making such an attempt at Daytona Beach, Florida, a Sunbeam 1000 Horsepower car became the first automobile to exceed 200 mph with a run of 203.79 mph.  The name of the car, “1000 Horsepower,” was not the only odd thing about the speedster, as it was also nicknamed “The Slug!” Digging Deeper Powered by 2 aircraft engines, one positioned in front of the driver and the other…

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