Life imitated art last night when one of America’s most beloved sports movies, Field of Dreams, became a reality in the small town of Dyersville, Iowa. The Chicago White Sox played the New York Yankees on a field specially built among the cornfields next to the original 1989 movie site. The Field of Dreams game was the first official Major League Baseball game ever played in Iowa.
Eight thousand fans in the stadium and a nationally televised Fox audience at home watched as Kevin Costner, the film’s star, emerged from the cornfield followed by the two teams in a moving, cinematic moment that brought tears to many a baseball fan’s eyes.
The game delivered too, with eight total home runs and a 9-8 win for the White Sox clinched in the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off two-run homer by Tim Anderson.
Couldn’t write a better script. pic.twitter.com/D3I6yyzDPW
— MLB (@MLB) August 13, 2021
If you missed the game, don’t miss the incredible entrance by Kevin Costner and the White Sox and Yankees. Watch it here.
Brooke Geiger McDonald is the national content director for Make It Better Media Group. A Chicago native, she has worked for publications like O, The Oprah Magazine and SHAPE Magazine and her work has appeared in Parents, TravelPulse, Attractions Magazine, MSN, Disney Food Blog, and more. At home, she is outnumbered by her husband and two sons, and the four of them are certifiable Disney and Star Wars fanatics, always counting down the days to their next Disney vacation. Her favorite nonprofits to support include The Walt Disney Birthplace and Shedd Aquarium. Follow her on Instagram @brookegmcdonald and Twitter @BrookeGMcDonald.