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
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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?
Then unknown, Ben Affleck
and Matt Damon
are among the thousands of extras in the Fenway Park scene, and are uncredited. Over a decade later, when Phil Alden Robinson
welcomed Affleck to the set of The Sum of All Fears
, Affleck said, "Nice working with you again." Robinson asked, "What do you mean 'again'?" and Affleck explained the connection. See more
Swede Risberg is listed in the credits as the White Sox catcher brought to the field, shown in catcher's gear. Swede Risberg played short stop primarily (397 games), as well as 29 at 1st, 12 at 2nd, 24 at 3rd base, and 3 at an outfield position. He never caught even one ball behind the plate in his career. See more
I think I know what "If you build it, he will come" means.
Ooh... why do I not think this is such a good thing?
I think it means that if I build a baseball field out there that Shoeless Joe Jackson will get to come back and play ball again.
[staring in disbelief
Ha. You're kidding.
The Voice ................ Himself See more
Written by John Sebastian
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
Courtesy of Buddah Records
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more