Tim Anderson recently admitted he has never watched the movie “Field of Dreams.” Well, he just submitted a pretty good script for a sequel.
安德森分打点with one out in the ninth inning into the cornfield to end the “Field of Dreams” game in cinematic fashion, as the Chicago White Sox outslugged the New York Yankees 9-8 Thursday night in the first Major League Baseball game in Iowa.
“The fans came to see a show, and we gave them a show,” Anderson said.
From the big screen to the big leagues: Must-see moments from the ‘Field of Dreams’ game
Anderson, who had an earlier RBI double, hit the first pitch from Zack Britton (0-1) for his 13th homer of the season.
Clearly having as much fun as anyone in attendance, Anderson danced his way around the bases after the showstopper of a hit and wiggled his hands near his neck as he headed for home and the celebratory dousing at the plate from his teammates.
“Being able to walk it off was definitely one of the best moments of my career, for sure,” said Anderson, who sent the crowd of 7,832 back through the corn and to their cars — after a light-and-fireworks show — at the made-from-scratch stadium.
Tim Anderson’s walk-off shot was the eighth home run in a thrilling “Field of Dreams” game. AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
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 (7-2), as the movie-themed throwback event became a home run hitting contest into the cornfield.
This was precisely the thrill many players hoped aloud for prior to the night. There were eight long balls in all, two by Judge.
It had a Hollywood finish, too, with the game-clinching shot by Anderson. So what if it was more from “The Natural” than “Field of Dreams?”
“He’s been the energy, the man, of our team. What a leader,” said White Sox acting manager Miguel Cairo, who filled in for Tony La Russa.
他们在凯文·科斯特纳（Kevin Costner），艾米·麦迪根（Amy Madigan），雷·利奥塔（Ray Liotta）和詹姆斯·厄尔·琼斯（James Earl Jones）主演的1989年备受喜爱的电影的拍摄网站旁边演奏，甚至是那些徒步旅行的洋基球迷，也几乎都无法对此感到高兴。
Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney, who was tagged for seven runs in five innings in another struggle with his new team, was having a hard time reflecting on the memories in the aftermath.
Still, even though the Yankees fell into fourth place in the AL East — and in the race for two wild-card spots — there will be no forgetting this trip for the rest of their careers.
“That was as special and breathtaking a setting for a baseball game as I’ve ever been part of,” manager Aaron Boone said.
何塞·阿布鲁（Jose Abreu）在绿色的茎海中首次驶入海洋，队友埃洛伊·希门尼斯（Eloy Jimenez）和塞比·扎瓦拉（Seby亚博ag能玩吗 Zavala）在这个老式的夏季夜晚在农场的这个老式夜晚和1919年风格的球队在1919年风格的制服中与他一起参加白袜队。
Judge wore custom-painted cleats to commemorate the film, with cornstalks on the sides and the famous line “If you build it, he will come” printed on the tongues.
League ERA leader Lance Lynn sidestepped a three-run homer by Judge and a solo shot from Brett Gardner to finish five innings for the White Sox, remaining unbeaten in his last eight starts.
Costner started the evening with a star’s entrance, slowly walking out of the cornrows — like Shoeless Joe Jackson and his ghost-like teammates did in the film — before turning to watch the players do the same for their made-for-TV pregame introductions. Costner’s address to the fans included the obligatory question in reference to the famous line from the movie, “Is this heaven?”
No, it’s Iowa, but MLB will be back, as commissioner Rob Manfred promised for 2022, the teams still to be determined.
“I wish we had a little time here to kind of take it all in and really appreciate it,” Gardner said, “but the season moves along in a hurry.”
La Russa missed the game to attend the funeral for his sister’s husband in Florida. The 76-year-old La Russa would’ve fit right in at the site, with his team in vintage wear.
NOT QUITE MOONLIGHT GRAHAM
Both teams were allowed a 27th man on the roster, so the Yankees chose outfielder Estevan Florial and the White Sox summoned outfielder Danny Mendick. Florial was about as close as a player could come to Moonlight Graham, who got into only one major league game with the New York Giants in 1905, became a doctor in Minnesota and had a significant role in the movie plot. The 23-year-old Florial had 28 prior plate appearances for the Yankees this season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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