PHOTOS: Sights from Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa
More than three decades after the movie became a hit, one of the most famous cornfields in history finally got the opportunity to host real big-league ball.
The diamond was built, and they came to Iowa.
More than three decades after “Field of Dreams” became a hit, one of the most famous cornfields in history finally gets the opportunity to host real big league ball.
The White Sox and New York Yankees played in tiny Dyersville, next to the actual site used in the 1989 film. Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta and Amy Madigan starred in the movie.
The Sox won 9-8 in dramatic fashion with a game-winning, two-run home run by Tim Anderson.
A crowd of about 8,000 watched the made-for-TV event which was delayed a year after the pandemic postponed the original plans to play at the specially built field.
Costner came back for this, stealing the scene with a slow, ponderous stroll into the outfield his character Ray Kinsella often took in the film before stopping to watch the real White Sox and Yankees emerge from the corn for pregame introductions.
Clutching a ball in his hand, while the original symphonic score from the movie played over the loudspeakers, Costner stepped up to a microphone and told the crowd, “It’s perfect.”
This won’t be a one-time visit, either. Major League Baseball confirmed that the Field of Dreams game will return in August 2022, with the teams to be determined.