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The Chicago Cubs visit the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight for their National League wild card game. It’s the first playoff appearance for the Cubs in seven years.

This is the third straight post season for the Pirates and the first for the Cubs since 2008. Chicago won 11 of the 19 meetings between the teams in the regular season…including a six-four record at the Pittsburgh ball park.

"14 Ernie Banks Medal of Freedom White House" by White House photographer

The public memorial for Cubs legend Ernie Banks will be held on Wednesday in downtown Chicago. A statue of Banks will stand at Daley Plaza from Wednesday until Saturday.

Banks died Friday from a heart attack at the age of 83. He was a Baseball Hall of Famer, two-time National League MVP, and the first African-American to play for the Cubs, where he spent his entire major league career.

It’s official. The Kane County Cougars are now affiliated with the Chicago Cubs.