W.P. Kensella wrote it (1978), Hollywood made it (1989), and on August 12, 2021, the world came to see it – The Field of Dreams – Dyersville, Iowa. Read the story behind the story here.
- Fox Sports’ Field of Dreams broadcast proved to be the most-watched regular-season MLB game in 16 years.
- 5.9 million baseball fans tuned into Thursday’s game between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox.
- The White Sox narrowly beat the Yankees 9-8 with a late-game home run.
- The field in Dyersville, Iowa, was famously featured in the 1989 Academy Award nominated film Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones.
- ‘I think the reception that this event has received has been so positive that we will be back,’ Commissioner Rob Manfred said.
What an amazing ending to one amazing evening. Yes, this is heaven. It’s Iowa!
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Field of Dreams game was the MLB’s most-watched regular season broadcast in 16 years with over 5.9 MILLION viewers tuning in to see Chicago White Sox defeat New York Yankees at stunning Iowa cornfield stadium, Matt McNulty, The Daily Mail, UK, August 14, 2021