Yearbook, July 23: Catch and a landing

July, 23, 2012
Two unforgettable photos from this day in history:

Kerri Strug, Bela KarolyiAP Photo/John Gaps III
July 23, 1996: It was 16 years ago, at the Atlanta Olympics, when 18-year-old U.S. gymnast Kerri Strug severely hurt her ankle -- but still stuck a crucial landing to help the Americans win gold. It was a medal Strug received after being carried by coach Bela Karolyi (a scene that inspired a "This is SportsCenter" commercial, among other things).

And then ...

WiseWarren Wimmer/Icon SMI
July 23, 2009: Dewayne Wise made a rather important catch (as in, a Mark Buehrle-perfect-game-saving catch).
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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