MLB, FOX Sports hope to top last season’s Field of Dreams game in 2022

DYERSVILLE – Matt Gangl walked around the “Field of Dreams” movie site Thursday thinking what the scene may look like on Aug. 11 when the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs come to town to play a regular season Major League Baseball game.

Gangl, along with other representatives from FOX Sports and MLB, were back in Dyersville Thursday planning for the tough task of matching last season’s memorable matchup and surreal show between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. The game was played in the stadium located near the iconic diamond from the 1989 movie that starred Kevin Costner. Costner played an Iowa farmer who plowed over his corn and built a baseball field for the spirits of Joe Jackson and other members of the banished 1919 White Sox team to play on.

And like the movie, the game was a huge hit.

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“That’s the million-dollar question,” Gangl said on how he plans to top last season’s game. “We’ve got some things up our sleeves.”

Last season's MLB game in Dyersville included a timeless tribute from

Everything went according to plan during last year’s event, which included a picture-perfect Iowa evening, a touching tribute and a thrilling game. It began with Costner walking out of the cornfield and onto the field while music from the movie blared. Both the Yankees and the White Sox followed him out of the corn as part of the timeless tribute. Then there was the epic game that included a back-and-forth home run derby that ended with Chicago’s Tim Anderson belting a walk-off home run into the corn.

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