It’s official. The Field of Dreams Game is coming back in 2022, and this time the Cubs and Reds will get to emerge from the cornstalks. Chicago and Cincinnati will square off in the second edition of MLB at Field of Dreams presented by Geico on Aug. 11, 2022, in...
The Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees played a regular season game in Dyersville, Iowa, at the site of the beloved 1989 baseball movie, Field of Dreams, on Thursday, August 12, 2021. "MLB at Field of Dreams" marked the first Major League game ever held at the fan-favorite movie location as well as in the State of Iowa.
TA scripts Dream ending with walk-off HR
DYERSVILLE, Iowa -- Is this heaven? Some White Sox fans might have felt that sort of ultimate euphoria following a thrilling 9-8 victory over the Yankees on Thursday night during the inaugural Field of Dreams Game. But in reality, it wasn’t heaven. It was just Tim Anderson stepping into the...
9 coolest moments from Field of Dreams Game
Two of baseball’s most historic teams gathered on a tiny piece of land in Dyersville, Iowa, for the first (but not last) Field of Dreams Game. The game had everything. Star power up and down the Yankees and White Sox rosters. A three-time Oscar nominee in Kevin Costner, watching from...
Into the 🌽! Abreu hits first HR in Iowa
DYERSVILLE, Iowa -- José Abreu made history twice Thursday night during the White Sox 9-8 win over the Yankees in the Field of Dreams Game. Abreu’s home run to left in the first inning became the first home run in Iowa in AL/NL history when he connected on an 0-2...
'We will be back': Commissioner talks Iowa
It’s likely neither Commissioner Rob Manfred nor Kevin Costner ever envisioned they would be doing a press junket together, but then again, who would have ever thought a movie site in the middle of a corn field in Iowa would eventually be converted into a ballpark that would house a...
Field of Dreams stars Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones and Amy Madigan. It was nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Picture in 1990 and was selected to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2017. The 1989 film, adapted from W. P. Kinsella's 1982 novel Shoeless Joe, tells the story of Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella, a husband and father who is tending to his cornfield when he hears a mysterious voice intone, "If you build it, he will come." According to the American Film Institute (AFI), those words are the 39th top film quote of all-time. The White Sox and the Yankees are the two favorite Clubs of Ray's father, John Kinsella, at different points of his life.
Since 1989, the Lansing Family Farm, which was used in the movie, has been a popular tourist attraction, now known as the "Field of Dreams Movie Site." In 2011, the field was purchased by Denise Stillman and a group of investors with the goal of preserving the Field of Dreams and creating a special place for baseball fans, tournament players and families. Stillman began working with MLB in 2015, which has now culminated in this special game.
MLB at Field of Dreams presented by GEICO was part of the GEICO Summer Series. MLB constructed an 8,000-seat ballpark on the Dyersville site. A pathway through a cornfield took fans to the ballpark, which will overlook the famous movie location. The right field wall included windows to show the cornfields beyond the ballpark. Aspects of the ballpark's design paid homage to Chicago's Comiskey Park, home of the White Sox from 1910-1990, including the shape of the outfield and bullpens beyond the center field fence.
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