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Watch Aaron Judge in Trailer for Yankees vs. White Sox at 'Field of Dreams' 2020

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 8, 2019

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge celebrates his solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
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Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the New York Yankees will face the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 13, 2020, in Dyersville, Iowa, on the site where the 1989 movie Field of Dreams was filmed.

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge appeared in a trailer to hype the game as part of a classic scene with star Kevin Costner:

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Is this heaven? @Yankees-@WhiteSox, see you in Iowa on 8.13.20. https://t.co/5GGbH7TWuq

Work on a temporary 8,000-seat ballpark will begin in a cornfield at a Dyersville farm on Tuesday, which will mark exactly one year before the game is played.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said of the special event: "As a sport that is proud of its history linking generations, Major League Baseball is excited to bring a regular-season game to the site of Field of Dreams. We look forward to celebrating the movie's enduring message of how baseball brings people together at this special cornfield in Iowa."

Field of Dreams is among the most famous and celebrated sports movies of all time. It was based on the W.P. Kinsella novel Shoeless Joe and focused on an Iowa farmer who was convinced by the ghost of legendary baseball player "Shoeless" Joe Jackson to build a baseball diamond in a cornfield.

Jackson starred for the White Sox until he received a lifetime ban from baseball for his alleged involvement in the Black Sox scandal of 1919. Since the ban is still intact, Jackson is not a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

According to MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince, the first MLB game to ever be played in Iowa will feature a ballpark shaped similarly to Comiskey Park—the home of the White Sox from 1910 to 1990.

Major League Baseball has been branching out and providing unique experiences, with the Field of Dreams game the latest example.

MLB has scheduled games at the site of the Little League World Series (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) and College World Series (Omaha, Nebraska), and the Yankees and Boston Red Sox played a two-game set in London this year.


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