Major League Baseball has decided to honor one of the greatest baseball movies of all time and present MLB at the Field of Dreams in 2021.
Last year’s inaugural competition was a massive success—in Iowa’s first MLB game, Tim Anderson pulled off a home run in a thriller to give the Chicago White Sox a 9-8 victory over the New York Yankees, just 500 feet from the field. From Dreams and a movie site of the same name.
This year, two more historic teams will compete in the cornfields of Dyersville.
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s MLB at Field of Dreams.
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“MLB at Field of Dreams” was a concept derived in 2019 to honor the 1989 movie, which tells the story of a farmer who builds a baseball stadium in his cornfield that attracts the ghosts of baseball legends.
The game was scheduled to be played in 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic halted plans, and the game wasn’t played until 2021. The game shifted to the highest rated regular season in MLB, giving MLB a chance to try for at least another year.
What happened in 2021?
A better question is “what didn’t happen”.
With nearly 8,000 people entering the stadium, the movie’s star, Kevin Costner, emerged from the cornfields holding a baseball game, followed by members of the Yankees and White Sox walking hand in hand out of the fields, ghostly style. in the movie. Costner gave a speech that included his famous “Is this Iowa?”
He answered his question simply, “Yes it is.”
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He was right. Both teams wore jerseys similar to what they wore in 1919, and while they were down 7-4 with two wins at the top of the ninth round, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton gave the Yankees a late run 8 times. 7 lead. But Anderson had his own dreams and smashed it, hitting Zac Britton.
What happens this year?
MLB earned two more historic cleats-tying franchises in the corn this year.
What makes it even sweeter is that two in-class rivals will be up against it – the Chicago Cubs will be up against the “home” Cincinnati Reds. Fans can watch the match on FOX at 7 p.m. ET.
There will also be a pre-game party that MLB says will “use the film, its themes and videos as inspiration for the pre-game elements and in-game presentation for both fans on the field and watching.”
The Cubs will wear their uniforms from the 1929 season winning the NL flag, while the Reds will wear their 1919-inspired uniforms.
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Each team’s logo has been cut into the corn between the MLB field and the film’s location for your viewing pleasure.
Reds’ Joey Votto and Cubs’ Ian Happ will also turn on the microphone during the match.