The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on July 18, 1966 · 17
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f$m Ryun (3:51.3) Shatters World Mile Record ' ft Vv'-' Si - i r ML If i U 1 "ft 4 5iw 1 " M Ist 5 i i 4? J , - " " JIM RYUN SLASHES TAPE AND WORLD MILE RECORD WITH 3:51.3 TIMING. lAP Photo) MILE Continued from Page 1 At the end of the third Inp. Ryun. leading, was timed at 2:55.0. He crossed the 1500 meter mark in 3:36.1, one-half second behind the world record 3:35.C set by Herb Elliott of Australia in 1960 when he won the Olympic championship at Rome. Because Ryun was running for a record, only his times were clocked at the quarters. Cary Weisiger of San Dico. Cal'f., finished second in 3:58 followed by Romo at 4:01.4 and Pat Travnor of Long Beach, Calif., 4:02.6. A crowd of 15.000 stood and cheered Ryun's effort in the meet which substituted for the scheduled United States-Poland dual. The international meet was canceled when the Poles refused to come because of the United States' action in the Viet Nam war. Ryun thus became the first American holder of the world mile record since Glenn Cunningham, another Kan-san, ran a 4:06.8 in 1934. The amazing youngster, who runs some 80 miles a week in practice, had a 3:53.7 mark just one-tenth o". a second over Jazy's record at the Coinp-ton Invitational June 4. Six days later, he set the world record for the half mile at 1:44.9 and also holds the American two-mile record at 8:25.2. He won the national mile championship Juno 26 in 3:56 6. Ryun's 1500 mark, the second fastest in history, set an American record, eclipsing the 3:38.1 by Tom O'Shea ci Chicago Loyola in 1964. Warm weather with a slighi breere prevailed throughout the afternoon. Ryun's tremendous effort in the second afternoon of the All-American overshadowed some other great efforts, including two American records bv women Ranae Pair of San Diego with a javelin throw of 188-11 and a time of 2:04.7 by 18-year-old Charlotte Cooke of Los Angeles in the women's 800-meter run. When the Polos pulled out of the international meet, the All-American kept metric distances for all running events except the mile, which was substituted for the 1500 meters, and the mile relay. Randy Matson of Texas A&M, the world shot put record holder, won his event at 67-2r, well off his ber.t o! 70-7U. but an Edwards Stadium record. Neal Steinhauer of Oregon took sec-end at R5-3 1 4- Another stadium record came in the high jump when Otis Burrell of Nevada cleared 7-1. Tommie Smith of San Jose State, out of action recently with an injured leg. after world record efforts earlier came back to win the 200-meter dash in 20:7 which flashed him past Jim Mines of Texas Southern, the A.A.U. champ. tobe PORT MONDAY, JULY 18, 1966 Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Seventeen IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII HAROLD KAESE tlllllllllllllllllllillilllllllllllllllllillilllillllllliiilllllll'illllllllL Laver vs. Rosewall: Like Britton-Lewis Is that the tang of Autumn in the air, or is it th; Patriots starting practice at Andover Academy? For most people, the pro football season extends from July to January, but the way Bill Bates looks at it, the season lasts from salt tablets to thermal underwear. Thanks to the Patriots' trainer, there are 8000 salt pills waiting for the 24 rookies who on Wednesday will start trying to make the team. Each player will average 10 pills a day as long as the weather is hot, he estimates. "They'll be the best salt pills money can buy coated and $8 per thousand," said Bates. WW ft JACK KRAMER For extreme temperatures, football leads the sports weather world, suggested Bates as he watched Bod Laver heat Ken Rosewall at Longwood. "Two years ago, we had an 80-degree change in a week. From salt pills to thermal underwear in seven days," he testified. "We played at Houston and it was over 80. The next Sunday we were in Kansas City and it was almost zero. "That was the day I fell on my face running off the field, because I wasn't looking where I was going. But I had a good excuse. I was looking at Miss America." Sam Langford and Harry Wills fought 22 times, Jack Britton and Ted Kid Lewis 20 times, and usually produced a good fight. Before their series ends, Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver will play at least 100 times and most of their matches will he good ones, although probahly not as tight as Sunday's final. Watching this little racquet company may be like listening to Aida every year the Met comes to town, but despite the show's familiarity, the artistry is usually admirable. It's a question if Laver and Rosewall could have snapped up past performers like Don Budge and Jack Kramer, but neither would they have been snapped up by the old-timers. After Sunday's sparking display of controlled slam-banging, one tennis buff said: "I still prefer the amateurs (sic). With the pros, I still feel it's an exhibition. There's no mounting tension, as in amateur tournaments, maybe because the difference in the amount of money won is so 6mall compared to golf." After its most successful pro tourney, Longwood now has five weeks in which to sell a lot of National Doubles tickets, so the U.S.L.TA. can meet its amateur payroll. Instead of the pitcher throwing four pitches, speed up baseball (about 22 seconds per game) by giving the batter first base on an intentional walk, demand many self-appointed expediters. But the claim that nothing ever happens during an intentional base on balls is false. Rert Campaneris stole third base while Dick Stig-ffian was intentionally walking Mike Hershberger Sunday in in Kansas City. Don Mueller reached out and singled on an intentional ball that got too close to the plate, helping the Giants win a 16-inning game in 1955. Heinie Zimmerman hit a three-run homer while Jeff Tesreau was trying to walk him on John Mc-Graw's orders. Ryun Ran With 2 Blisters, Developed Another By CHARLES McMURTY Assorated Pres Sporti Writer BERKELEY, Calif. Jim Ryun, Kansas' amazing 19-year-old freshman, ran man's greatest mile Sunday and then observed in reply to a question: "When you win a good race, you always feel you could have done better." In answer to another question, he predicted "Someone will run a 3:50 mile this year." But it won't be Ryun, the 6-foot-2, 155-pound super athlete whose 3:51.3 was 2.3 seconds faster than Frenchman Michael Jazy's 3:53.6 world record set last year. "This is my last mile race this year" Jim said. Ryun explained he has been anxiously looking forward to a vacation "when I can be human again.'' Human? "There are so many things you can't do in training," said the blond young man who rises early and runs 50 or so miles nearly every week, divided among sprints and distances. But he said he doesn't know for sure what he'll do beyond next week-end when he expects to run one-half mile in the American meet at Los Angeles from which the Russians withdrew. Jim ran his record mile with two taped blisters on the inside of his right foot and developed another on the inside of the left foot during the race. He said they didn't bother him. He termed everything just great the track, the weather, the mild breeze. He said his race was run almost ideally. He felt there was a chance for a record and was encouraged by the loud speaker's blaring his quarter mile times, by his competitors who set the pace until he took over just after the midpoint and by the 15,000 fans in California's Edwards Stadium who stood and cheered throughout the race. Jim explained that all six runners in the race were determined to run their personal best. Cary Weisiger of San Diego, Calif., second in 3:58, and Richard Romo of Texas fourth in 4:01.4, did. Jim explained he felt good at the start, then, i'SH FWhix fir & "I felt heavy from 600 yards to the half, then I felt much better until the final quarter when I got heavy again." He found it difficult to explain heavy, but he had enough left to sprint the final quarter mile in 56.3 seconds. American team coach Stan Wright, asked about his part in the record, smiled broadly. "It makes me feel like a great coach. But Jim was on his own. We tried to get guys in the race we thought could push him." Wright said he thought Jim would run 1500 meters, the metric mile, in Los Angeles, not having heard Ryun say he expected to run a half mile. Jim said he likes "any distance a half mile, 1500 meters, miTe'or two mile." Earlier this year, he ran the half in 1:44.9, a pending world record. After Los Angeles, Ryun plans to quit running until Fall when he'll go out for cross country and indoor Winter meets in his first season of varsity eligibility at Kansas. Foy Inside-Park Homer Give Sox Split in 10 -Inning Games By CLIF KEANE Sport Reporter KANSAS CITY They booed John Wyatt out of Kansas, and the right hander laughed his heartiest here Sunday afternoon. John with or without his vaseline ball pitched three great innings of relief while the Red Sox won the second game, 3 to 2, in 10 innings. The first game saw little Ken Sanders, sent here in the Wyatt trade, enjoying himself while the A's were taking the opener by the same score, also in 10 innings. Sanders got the victory, but he was also the loser in the second game when Joe Foy hit an inside-the-park homer off him in the 10th. The opener was lost when catcher Mike Ryan let a 2-2 pitch go by him with Mike Hershberger on third and two out in the inning. Mike had done the same thing on July 1 in Chicago, but this pitch was almost knee high, with Tim Talton at bat, and there was no excuse for the mistake. Foy hit three home runs on this short trip, two in Anaheim and this one, to start the extra inning. It was a long clout to right center. Hershberger ran to the wall and leaped trying to catch it. There are several bars in the chain-like fence, and the ball must have hit one of them and bounced back almost 60 feet. Hershberger and Jim Gos-ger who had a little fun with his former mates in the first game with three hits raced after it. Mike got there first, just as Foy was about 10 feet from third base. But in his eagerness, Mike made two grabs at it and couldn't hold the ball, so on came Foy. SOX Page 18 (Globe Photo by Danny Goshtigian) ROD LAVER RUNS, SMASHES WAY TO VICTORY. Laver Wins Pro Tennis Crown By BUD COLLINS Sports Columnist It was a long day's journey to $4170 for a left-handed tennis player named Rodney George Laver. At 12:30 Sunday morning he was celebrating his 27th wedding anniversary 27 days by doing the traditional anniversary Frug on the flagstones of a Beacon Hill backyard. Later in the day, just after lunch, Laver spent two hours and 22 minutes on a grass court moving faster and better to win the U.S. Pro Championship in five sets over the man who came to town as champion, Kenny Rosewall. The score for Laver was 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 8-10, 6-3 55 games. To the eye of the reader the score is a jumble of numbers. To 4200 viewers at Longwood Cricket Club Sunday the numbers were insignificant. Their memories will be of two small men streaking across the court, hitting scores of incredible shots, playing an extraordinary tennis match, probably the best ever to grace Boston. "Longest and hardest match I ever played," said Laver, after running a Dun and Bradstreet on the New England Merchants Bank to make sure his first prize check of $3600 was solid. Then he returned to the court for another 90 minutes in the company of Butch Buchholz of St. Louis to win the doubles championship over Rosewall and another Australian Lew Hoad, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. That gave Laver another $570. PRO TENNIS Page 22 IMPERIAl HIRAM WALKER A Vvhy do knowledgeable people stay with Imperial? Someday, someone may make a better whiskey. As of today, nobody has. I Amateurs Battle State Open Odds By TOM FITZGERALD Sporti Reporter There is an unusually high number of 81 emateur golfers in the list of 184 starters for the 54-hole Massachusetts Open Championship being played today and Tuesday at Weston Golf Club. This is "an impressive statistic from the standpoint of sheer quantity. Just what it might represent in the relative quality of performance is another matter. By definition. Open tournaments are designed to place professionals and amateurs in competition with one another on an equitable basis. It doesn't rotten work out that way, and this state stroke play championship presents a striking example. In the previous 56 State Opens since 1905. there have been only four amateur winners. Thev were the late Jesse Guilford "in 1919 and 1929: Francis Ouimet in 1932; and Donald Hoenig in 1954. STATE OEEN Page 20 M 1 I i is rs. dT "" "niskey bj Hiram naiwr $ .V?f . . - ' i x.

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