Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field. Written by
Scott Renshaw <email@example.com>
All his life, Ray Kinsella was searching for his dreams. Then one day, his dreams came looking for him.
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Did You Know?
The first day of shooting was the town hall scene. Amy Madigan
was nervous about screaming in front of such a large group of people the first day. See more
When Doc Graham is describing to Ray the extent of his playing career, he says that in the last game of the season, Giants manager John J. McGraw
told him to go play right field. While the position Graham played is correct, the date is not. The last game of the Giants' 1905 season was played on October 7. Graham's only appearance with the Giants came on June 29, which was New York's 65th game of the season. They still had 90 games left to play. See more
I'm 36 years old, I love my family, I love baseball, and I'm about to become a farmer. But until I heard the voice, I'd never done a crazy thing in my whole life.
The Voice ................ Himself See more
Referenced in Good Eats: Field of Greens
Written by Dickey Betts
(as Dickie Betts)
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
Courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc. See more