PHOTOS: A look back at the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 regular season

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CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs hope they can put a storybook ending to an already magical season.

The 2015 team has been one of the city’s best in recent memory, winning 97 games and earning the right to play in the National League’s do-or-die wild-card game against the Pirates.

But how did they get here?

It was a season filled with magic (literally and figuratively), stars, and the type of hope and expectations that have been missing from this franchise for a decade.

Relive some of the Cubs’ 2015 season in the gallery above.