WVEL Sports Scope: Chicago Cubs + Pittsburgh Pirates= Williamsport, PA

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The Chicago Cubs will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in next year’s Little League Classic in Williamsport, PA.

According to WMAQ-TV & The Chicago Tribune, the game will be held at BB&T Ballpark At Bowman Field on Sunday, August 18, 2019.

The Cubs and Pirates players will attend Little League World Series games earlier in the day.

The matchup was announced on Sunday night during the New York Mets-Philadelphia Phillies game in Williamsport. The Cubs-Pirates game will be part of ESPN’s Sunday night radio and television schedule.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the Little League Classic “has been a fun Summer highlight for baseball the past two years.”

BB&T Ballpark At Bowman Field, home of the Phillies’ team the Williamsport Crosscutters in the Class A New York-Penn League, is about five miles from the site of the Little League World Series. It’s the second-oldest minor league ballpark in the United States opeing in 1926.