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Iowa Will Host Its First MLB Game, in the Most Perfect Spot

8K-seat stadium will be built before next August at the site where 'Field of Dreams' was shot
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 8, 2019 10:55 AM CDT
Teams play at the "Field of Dreams" during a fall tournament in Dyersville, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 2014.   (Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)
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(Newser) – There won't be Angels in the outfield, but there will be Yankees. The Chicago White Sox will play a game against the New York Yankees next August at the site in Iowa where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed, reports the AP. Major League Baseball announced Thursday that the White Sox will play host to the Yankees in Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 13, 2020, in a game aired nationally on Fox.

A video tweeted by MLB shows Yankees star Aaron Judge asking Ray Kinsella, Kevin Costner's character in the 1989 movie, if he was in heaven. Costner replies with one of the movie's iconic lines— "No, it's Iowa"—and Judge nods before trotting back into the corn beyond the outfield. A temporary 8,000-seat stadium will be built on the site to accommodate the first major league game ever played in Iowa. (Read more MLB stories.)

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