Over the last 102 years, Wrigley Field has hosted five World Series, four National League Championship Series, six Division Series, the 1998 wild-card tiebreaker game, three All-Star Games and seven no-hitters and been the home park of 33 Hall of Famers. It's been the site of one of baseball's most enduring legends, some of its greatest individual performances and one of the most controversial moments in postseason history. In its over a century of use, Wrigley has been a multi-purpose venue — the NFL's Chicago Bears used it from 1921-70 — but it is best known for baseball. Here are some of the most memorable moments at Wrigley Field, starting with the Cubs first game at the ballpark then known as Weeghman Park in 1916.
From The Babe hitting the first home run in All-Star Game history, to Pete Rose colliding with Ray Fosse at the plate, to Red Sox legends young and old wowing the crowd at Fenway, to Derek Jeter's goodbye, here are some of the more memorable moments of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, or "Midsummer Classic," since the inaugural game in 1933.
Regarded as the most important and prestigious race on the NASCAR calendar, carrying by far the largest purse, the first Daytona 500 was held in 1959, coinciding with the opening of the speedway. It has been the season-opening race of the Cup series since 1982.