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Wednesday, November 07, 2012 3:30 PM


Q: New York City officials opted to cancel Sunday’s New York Marathon for the first time in history in the wake of severe coastal damage from Superstorm Sandy last week. When did the race originate?

A: The New York Marathon, originated by Big Apple running guru Fred Lebow, was staged for the first time in 1970, drawing a small field of 127 entries competing on a 26.2 mile course entirely within the boundaries of Central Park.

Today in …

1922 – The Chicago Cubs announce changes to Cubs Park – present-day Wrigley Field – which will increase capacity from 17,000 to 31,000. The ballpark opened in 1914 as a single-deck facility. During changes made between the 1992 and 1923 seasons, the stands are cut into three pieces. Two sections are placed on rollers and moved closer to the Clark and Addison corner, toward Waveland Avenue. New seating is built in between the relocated sections. The only portions of the 1914 ballpark still in their original position are 11 sections along the right field line. The upper deck will be added in 1927. That same year, the name of the facility is changed to Wrigley Field. It was originally named Weeghman Park from 1914-18. The present-day bleachers are added in 1937. Wrigley's trademark ivy is planted on the outfield walls that same year.


Buccaneers tight end Jimmie Giles, born 1954. Packers safety Chuck Cecil, born 1964.