After the spectacle that Major League Baseball put on earlier this week, Kevin Costner’s “Field of Dreams” has seen a resurgence.
Dubbed the “Field of Dreams” game by MLB, the game took place in an Iowa cornfield — much the same as the movie. Kevin Costner was on hand for the game and even recreated an iconic scene from the movie. The game’s audience, both live and on television, really seemed to be into the game. It isn’t every day that you a professional base game being played in a field with 10-foot high corn stalks. It was also the very first Major League Baseball played in the state of Iowa. The “Field of Dreams” game drew a large audience in attendance at the game and even more watching on television.
The grandiosity of the game has given new life to the “Field of Dreams” film. The movie is some of Kevin Costner’s best film work and is a must-see for baseball fans. It is also a must-see for fans of the Paramount Network series “Yellowstone.” in which Kevin Costner plays the lead role. The success of the baseball game is evident in sales of the movie. “Field of Dreams” topped the Amazon film and TV list of “Movers and Shakers” despite the film being more than three decades old.
According to a Deadline report, different formats of the movie came in at number one, number two, number five and numbers 11 and 12 on the list. The region-free Blu-ray disc of the film took the top spot, up a ridiculous 60,800 percent. The basic DVD format is second on the list with a jump of 52,772 percent. Not too bad for a movie that came out in 1989.
Kevin Costner Appears in ‘Field of Dreams’ Game
Considered an all-time classic, “Field of Dreams” tells the story of one man’s journey to make peace with his late father. The film star Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella, an Iowa farmer facing a financial downfall. He begins hearing voices in his cornfield saying, “If you build it, they will come.”
Acting on little more than faith alone, Kinsella builds a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. Ghosts of former Major League Baseball players begin showing up at the baseball diamond to play. Ray finds an unlikely way to make peace with his deceased father, giving the film a happy ending. The film helped cement Kevin Costner as one of the top leading men in Hollywood.
The “Field of Dreams” game featured a matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees. The event lived up to its massive billing with one of the most entertaining games MLB has seen the season. The game saw eight home runs, including a walk-off giving the Chicago White Sox the win.