DYERSVILLE, Iowa – Tim Anderson recently admitted that he has never seen the movie “Field of Dreams.” Still, he wrote a good script proposal for the sequel on Thursday.
Anderson hit a two-run home run that dumped the ball into the cornfield in the ninth inning, giving a cinematic end to the game as the Chicago White Sox edged the New York Yankees 9-8.
The game was the first major league game in the state of Iowa in history.
“The fans came to see a show and that’s what we gave them,” Anderson said.
The player, who evidently had more fun than anyone in the crowd, had hit a double RBI before. After hitting his home run, he danced during his tour of the bases.
At home, his teammates waited for him, who celebrated loudly.
“Being able to define this with a ball was definitely one of the best moments of my career, for sure,” Anderson said.
Thus, the 7,832 spectators left the stands and walked through the cornfields until they reached their cars. Earlier, they witnessed a fireworks display at the stadium, built for the occasion among the fields and next to the location where the popular English-language film “Field of Dreams” was filmed and starred by Kevin Costner in 1989.
Even after the loss that left the Yankees sprawled on the field, his fans probably walked away happy with the experience.
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton each hit two-run home runs for New York in the top of the inning off star closer Liam Hendriks. The cinematography-inspired game turned out to be a home run duel.
There were eight home runs in total, including two from Judge.
For the Yankees, the Venezuelan Rougned Odor 4-0.
For the White Sox, Venezuelan César Hernández 4-0. The Cubans José Abreu 2-1 with two runs scored and one produced, Yoán Moncada 4-0, Luis Robert 4-1 with one scored. Eloy Jiménez 4-2 with one run scored and three RBIs.