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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If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.
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Did You Know?
"Shoeless" Joe Jackson
remarks about Ty Cobb
's desire to play at the Field of Dreams
(1989), "None of could stand the son of a bitch when he was alive, so, we told him to stick it." In real life, both players were very close friends, towards the end of the real Shoeless Joe's life, Ty Cobb came into his liquor store in South Carolina and asked Jackson whether or not he knew him. Joe replied he did, he just wasn't sure if Ty wanted to know him since most of the old players didn't want to anymore. See more
When Ray and Terrence go into the Chisholm newspaper office, the paper's name on the door is Tribune Press. Chisholm's newspaper's name is the Free Press. See more
By the time I was ten, playing baseball got to be like eating vegetables or taking out the garbage. So when I was 14, I started to refuse. Could you believe that? An American boy refusing to play catch with his father.
That's when I read "The Boat Rocker" by Terence Mann.
[rolling his eyes
Never played catch with him again.
You see? That's the sort of crap people are always trying to lay on me. It's not my fault you wouldn't play catch with your father.
...For Our Parents See more
Written by Billy Strayhorn
Performed by Duke Ellington
Courtesy of Bluebird Records/RCA Records See more