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LEADING OFF: ‘Field of Dreams’ Game Grows In Iowa Cornfield

Aug 12, 2021, 1:10 PM
Chicago White Sox...
Eloy Jimenez #74 of the Chicago White Sox poses for a portrait wearing a special throwback vintage uniform in preparation for Major League Baseball"u2019s Field of Dream game on August 3, 2021 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees in Dyersville, Iowa on August 12, 2021 in the first Major League game to ever be played in the state of Iowa in a stadium built next to the site where the Field of Dreams movie was filmed. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)

AP – The diamond is built, and now they will come — José Abreu, Aaron Judge and all, to Iowa.

More than three decades after “Field of Dreams” became a hit, one of the most famous cornfields in Hollywood history finally gets the opportunity to host real big league ball.

The New York Yankees play the Chicago White Sox 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 — Giancarlo Stanton and Eloy Jiménez will be the stars on this evening.

A crowd of about 8,000 is expected, a year after the pandemic postponed the original plans to play at the specially built field.

This has been an especially hot and dry summer in that part of the Midwest, so an irrigation system was installed to keep the corn in good shape — between 10 and 12 feet high.

Lance Lynn (10-3, 2.04 ERA) is set to start for Chicago against Andrew Heaney (7-8, 5.45).

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LEADING OFF: ‘Field of Dreams’ Game Grows In Iowa Cornfield