Iowa’s ‘Field Of Dreams’ Field To Host Real White Sox-Yankees Game

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Major League Baseball said Thursday that the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox will play a regular-season game next season at the site of the baseball field in Dyersville, Iowa, made famous in the 1989 movie Field of Dreams.

The league begins construction next week on a temporary 8,000-seat stadium on the site, which has been a tourist attraction from the moment Ray Liotta’s “Shoeless” Joe Jackson asked Kevin Costner’s Ray Kinsella in the movie if the baseball field he built in a cornfield was heaven. “No,” Kinsella tells him, “it’s Iowa.”

The film, based on a W.P. Kinsella novel, centers on Costner’s Ray, a struggling transplanted farmer in modern-day Iowa who heeds a voice in his head to plow under his corn crop to build a baseball field. It later is visited by the scandal-ridden 1919 White Sox — part of a larger theme in which Ray
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