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Cubs historical recreation game: Cubs vs. Pirates, Tuesday 3/17, 7:05 CT

Come join us as we recreate baseball from the past, and make it relate to 2020.

Kyle Schwarber rounds the bases after his Allegheny River homer vs. the Pirates in the National League wild card game, October 7, 2015
Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Tonight, the Cubs play the Pittsburgh Pirates in historic (drum roll) Wrigley Field. Tonight's starting pitchers are veteran Jon Lester for the Cubs, and former Cubs prospect Chris Archer for Pittsburgh.

For tonight's historical recreation, let's act like the current books, music, movies, and pop culture references are from 1982. Hair spray welcomed. Below are the starting lineups and eligible reserves, in case bench players matter.

These kind of undertakings can require some help, and Pirates fan @kaylamae263 was invaluable in my prep work. Without further ado, here are the lineups and reserves. The first pitch will happen around 7:05 p.m. CT.

Pirates starting lineup

Adam Frazier, 2B
Bryan Reynolds, LF
Gregory Polanco, RF
Josh Bell, 1B
Colin Moran, 3B
Jarrod Dyson, CF
Kevin Newman, SS
Jacob Stallings, C
Chris Archer, P

Pirates reserve position players

Luke Maile, Erik Gonzalez, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Jose Osuna, Kevin Kramer, Guillermo Heredia

Pirates bullpen/extra pitchers

Steven Brault, Nick Burdi, Kyle Crick, Clay Holmes, Keone Kela, Mitch Keller, Chad Kuhl, Joe Musgrove, Dovydas Neverauskas, Richard Rodriguez, Edgar Santana, Chris Stratton, Trevor Williams

Cubs starting lineup

Kris Bryant, 3B
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Javier Baez, SS
Kyle Schwarber, LF
Ian Happ, CF
Willson Contreras, C
Jason Kipnis, 2B
Jason Heyward, RF
Jon Lester, P

Cubs reserve position players

Nico Hoerner, Victor Caratini, Steven Souza Jr., Albert Almora Jr., Daniel Descalso, David Bote

Cubs bullpen/extra pitchers

Yu Darvish, Kyle Hendricks, Tyler Chatwood, Jose Quintana, Alec Mills, Craig Kimbrel, Jeremy Jeffress, Rowan Wick, Brad Wieck, Ryan Tepera, Casey Sadler, Trevor Megill, Duane Underwood Jr.


HP: Lance Barksdale
1B: Kerwin Danley
2B: Ted Barrett (crew chief)
3B: John Tumpane