The Best Moments, Scenes, And More From The MLB 2022 Field Of Dreams Game

The Best Moments, Scenes, And More From The MLB 2022 Field Of Dreams Game

There was no doubt that Major League Baseball was back in heaven on Thursday night. Or was it Iowa that won the game?

It was the Chicago Cubs’ first meeting with the Cincinnati Reds, who played at a ballpark next to the filming locations of the iconic 1989 movie Field of Dreams.

In the film, Ray Kinsella (played by Kevin Costner) builds a baseball field in the middle of his cornfields under the direction of a mysterious voice that says, “If you build it, they’ll come.”

It was the Cubs who scored most of their runs early in the game, as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning.

As a result, they never looked back after that and won the game by a score of 4-2. It was the second baseman Nick Madrigal who led the way for Chicago with a 3-for-5 night at the plate and an RBI as well.

There was a lot to take in for spectators in Dyersville, Iowa as the scene unfolded. It was an action-packed day at the Field of Dreams game thanks to a heartwarming father-son moment with the Griffeys and players touring the cornfields.

Here are some of the best moments from Thursday’s game that you won’t want to miss.

There will be fireworks when the Cubs win, that’s for sure
At the end of the night, there was a fireworks display over the corn despite the fact that neither team had hit a home run during the game.

Following Chicago’s victory, country star Walker Hayes took to the stage for a postgame concert following the team’s victory. In the words of Jesse Rogers,

The Best Moments, Scenes, And More From The MLB 2022 Field Of Dreams Game

A legendary seventh-inning stretch

During the seventh inning stretch of the game, Fox brought the legendary Cubs broadcaster, Harry Caray, back to life, sort of.

As a hologram of Caray led the crowd in the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” fans had their cameras ready for the moment, which took place not long after dusk. After that, Geez disappeared into the night. — Jesse Rogers

Cubs add a run, but nothing more

With Nick Madrigal’s single to center field, the Chicago Cubs were able to take a 4-0 lead thanks to a Nelson Velazquez run.

As a result, Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino ended the inning with a solo double play, catching a flyball and throwing a laser to third base for the third out of the inning.

Quite the crowd

The Field of Dreams game was a sellout, with an announced attendance of 7,823 people. — Jesse Rogers

Scoring early and often

It didn’t take the Cubs very long to score the game’s first runs in the first inning. With the help of Seiya Suzuki, who drove Patrick Wisdom home in the top of the first inning, they racked up three runs in the game.

A father-son moment

Prior to the first pitch, Reds greats Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr. emerged from the cornfields in the right field to “have a catch,” followed by the current Reds and Cubs players.

All of them walked together to the infield where they were greeted by Hall of Famers and former players from the two teams.

The first pitch was thrown out by Ferguson Jenkins to the former Reds star Johnny Bench, who was a Cubs legend. — Jesse Rogers

Taking it all in

In preparation for the game, Cubs and Reds players enjoyed a tour of the ballpark before the game started. As you walk through the cornfields, you will be able to see the site where the scenes from the 1989 sports drama were filmed, where a pathway leads you there.