MLB 2022 Field of Dreams game: Best moments, scenes and more

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Major League Baseball was back in heaven Thursday night. Or was it Iowa?

The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds met at a ballpark next to the filming location of the iconic 1989 movie "Field of Dreams," where Ray Kinsella (played by Kevin Costner) built a baseball field in the middle of his cornfields at the direction of a mysterious voice that told him, "If you build it, they will come."

The Cubs did most of their scoring early in the game, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. They never looked back after that, winning the contest 4-2. Second baseman Nick Madrigal led the way for Chicago with a 3-for-5 night at the plate and 1 RBI.

The scene from Dyersville, Iowa gave spectators a lot to take in. From a heartwarming father-son moment with the Griffeys to players touring the cornfields, it was an action-packed day at the Field of Dreams game.

Here are some of the best moments from Thursday's contest.

Cubs win, cue the fireworks

The night ended with a fireworks display over the corn despite zero balls flying into them as neither team tallied a home run. Following Chicago's victory, country star Walker Hayes took the stage for a postgame concert. -- Jesse Rogers

Reds get on the board

The Reds didn't go down easy. They cut the deficit in half thanks to a Matt Reynolds double that allowed Jake Fraley and Jose Barrero to score.

A legendary seventh-inning stretch

Fox brought legendary Cubs broadcaster, Harry Caray, back to life -- sort of -- for the seventh-inning stretch. A hologram resembling Caray led the crowd in "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Fans had their cameras out for the moment which came not long after dusk. Caray disappeared into the night afterward. -- Jesse Rogers

Cubs add a run, but nothing more

Nick Madrigal singled to center field leading to a Nelson Velazquez run to give Chicago a 4-0 lead. But Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino ended the inning with a solo double play, catching a flyball and then throwing a laser to third for the third out.

Quite the crowd

The Field of Dreams game was a sellout with an announced attendance of 7,823. -- Jesse Rogers

Scoring early and often

The Cubs didn't wait long to score the game's first runs. Starting with Seiya Suzuki driving Patrick Wisdom home, they racked up three runs in the top of the first.

A father-son moment

Before the first pitch, Reds greats Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. emerged from the cornfields in right to "have a catch," followed by current Reds and Cubs. All walked together to the infield where they were met by Hall of Famers and former players from each squad. Cubs legend Ferguson Jenkins then threw out the first pitch to former Reds star Johnny Bench. -- Jesse Rogers

Taking it all in

Before the game, Cubs and Reds players enjoyed a tour of the ballpark. There is a pathway through the cornfields that leads to the site where scenes from the 1989 sports drama were filmed.

The Reds' mascots also took part in the sightseeing.