"If you build it, he will come." Baseball lovers will fondly remember the 1989 movie starring Kevin Costner as an Iowa farmer who hears that whispered by a voice coming from his cornfield. He builds a baseball field in that cornfield, and who arrives but the ghosts of eight Chicago White Sox players, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, who were accused of throwing the 1919 World Series and banned from the game.
There's now a temporary stadium on the site where the movie was filmed in the middle of a cornfield in Dyersville, Iowa. Just like in the movie The New York Yankees took on the Chicago White Sox in the first Major League Baseball game to be played in the state of Iowa.
Actor Kevin Costner lent his voice to a video promoting the game, and was also on hand for the event, walking out of the cornfield onto the playing field. Soon after both teams emerged from the corn onto the field as well.
And although White Sox Shortstop Tim Anderson says he's never seen the movie "Field of Dreams," he sure did finish the game in Hollywood happy ending style with a walk-off home run. He hit a two-run homer into the cornfield with one out in the ninth inning to help the White Sox beat the Yankees 9 to 8.