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Author: Jeremy Freeborn

Shohei Ohtani making impact for Angels as DH while recovering from Tommy John Surgery

By: Jeremy Freeborn | June 18, 2019 Most Major League Baseball players in baseball history have not been able to have any impact whatsoever to his team while recovering from the serious Tommy John elbow surgery. However, what Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani has been able to accomplish in 2019 is quite frankly remarkable. On October 1, the day after the Angels finished their 2018 regular season schedule with a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics, Ohtani had Tommy John surgery. The surgery prevented him from pitching during the 2019 Major League Baseball season. However, Ohtani is...

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Simon Pagenaud becomes fourth French driver to win the Indianapolis 500

By: Jeremy Freeborn | May 27, 2019 Simon Pagenaud became the fourth French driver to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Pagenaud, who is from Poitiers, France followed in the footsteps of Jules Goulx of Valentigney, who won in 1913, Rene Thomas of Perigueux, who won in 1914, and Gaston Chevrolet of Beaune, who won in 1920. Interestingly, Gaston Chevrolet was the younger brother of Louis Chevrolet, who was the founder of the Chevrolet car company. Ironically, Pagenaud also drove a Chevrolet. He became the fifth race car driver to drive a Chevrolet and win the Indianapolis since 2002....

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Indianapolis 500 preview

By: Jeremy Freeborn | May 25, 2019 The most intriguing global auto race of the year takes place on Sunday with the Indianapolis 500. While the Daytona 500 is dominated by American drivers and the Formula One is dominating by Europeans, one could argue that the IndyCar Circuit has a unique worldwide flavor as in the starting grid for Sunday’s race there is representation from 11 different countries and five continents. There are 15 Americans, four British drivers, three Brazilians, two Frenchmen, two Australians, two Swedes, and one each from Japan, Canada, Spain, New Zealand and the United Arab...

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