The "Field of Dreams" game was delayed but not denied. The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees met for the rescheduled event in MLB's first-ever game in Iowa on Thursday.
Kevin Costner, who starred as Ray Kinsella in the 1989 film, made the trip to Dyersville, Iowa, as he led the players through the cornfield and onto the field. The pregame intro was a tribute to an iconic scene from the film.
"Is this heaven?" Costner asked. "Yes, it is."
This entrance is everything. #MLBatFieldofDreams pic.twitter.com/ve6Q0Rmuff— MLB (@MLB) August 12, 2021
Maybe this *is* heaven... pic.twitter.com/aBpRE8TztZ— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 13, 2021
Take the field with @TimAnderson7 and the @WhiteSox. #MLBatFieldofDreams pic.twitter.com/qaVYEwHEG1— MLB (@MLB) August 12, 2021
We can't get enough of this background. 🌽 #MLBatFieldofDreams pic.twitter.com/C8mnGRqS25— MLB (@MLB) August 13, 2021
Jose Abreu hit a shot over the fence and into the cornfield for the game's first homer.
José Abreu into the corn! #MLBatFieldofDreams pic.twitter.com/XaCdDk25Yb— MLB (@MLB) August 12, 2021
Go the distance. #MLBatFieldofDreams pic.twitter.com/HrLDjjLh99— MLB (@MLB) August 12, 2021
The 8,000-capacity temporary ballpark is located next to the "Field of Dreams" movie site.