On This Day...

By: Alex Risen
By: Alex Risen

On This Day...June 23rd

1922- Walter Hagen scored one-stroke victory at Royal St. George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England to become first American-born winner of British Open

1950- Texas 3, Washington St. 0 in first ever College World Series played in Omaha, Nebraska

1971- Philadelphia's Rick Wise pitched a no-hitter in a 4-0 win over Cincinnati. Wise drove in 3 of the Philly runs on two homers

Interesting Story from 1967... Jim Ryun, a 20-year-old Kansas University student, led a pack of sub-4-minute miles at the AAU meet in Bakersfield, California.  Ryun beat his own personal record and recognized world record of 3:51.3 by crossing the line at 3:51.1. 6 runners followed him under the 4-minute mark. Ryun's quarters (winning by roughly 40 yards) were 59.2 seconds, 59.8, 58.6 and a sprint to the finish of 53.5.

  • The first time the feat was achieved - Roger Bannister (1954) with a time of 3:59.4
  • According to the International Association of Athletics Federations...Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj holds the fastest mile time (3:43.13) set on 7/7/1999 at an international meet in Rome

Again, hope you enjoyed this day in sports! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook or shoot me an email at alex.risen@wymtnews.com!


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