Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning at the cornfield to end the Field of Dreams game. in cinematic fashion, when the Chicago White Sox edged the New York Yankees 9-8 on Thursday night in the first Major League Baseball game in Iowa.
Anderson, who was clearly having as much fun as any of the attendees and had a previous RBI double, danced around the bases and waved his hands. around his neck as he headed home and holding the shower on his teammates’ plate.
That sent the crowd of 7,832 back through the corn and to their cars. after a stadium light and fireworks show made from scratch next to the filming site of the beloved 1989 film starring Kevin Costner. Even the Yankees fans who made the trip could hardly have returned home more than happy with the experience.
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton each hit two-run homers for the Yankees in the top of the ninth off All-Star closer Liam Hendriks, as the movie-themed throwback event turned into a homerun hitting contest on the cornfield.
This was precisely the excitement that many players were waiting out loud before the night. There were eight long balls in total, two from Judge.
And also had a Hollywood ending, with Anderson’s shot saving the game. So what if it was more from “The Natural” than “Field of Dreams”?
Joseph Abreu hit the first series to the sea of green stalks, and his teammates Eloy Jiménez and Seby Zavala followed him with home runs. for the White Sox.
Hendriks (7-2) ended the victory when Anderson connected to Zack Britton (0-1).