MLB unveils custom uniforms for Field of Dreams game between White Sox and Yankees

A plot of Iowa farmland that inspired the iconic 1989 film Field of Dreams is set to host the first Major League baseball game ever played in the state.

A new ballpark at Lansing Family Farm in Dyersville is in the final stages of construction ahead of hosting a game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees on Thursday, August 12.

The game, which has been in the works for over six years, was originally scheduled to take place last August before being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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“Programming this game has been a five-year endeavor,” said Roman Weinberg, who helps operate the Field of Dreams site.

MLB built an 8,000-seat stadium in the cornfield adjacent to the film set. Its dimensions are exactly the same as the home of the 1919 Black Sox, a team central to the film’s plot.

“It was designed to mimic the original Comiskey park,” Weinberg said. “And really trying to keep that vintage feel and respect the legacy of the game.”

When the White Sox and Yankees take to the field, both historic franchises will wear custom uniforms inspired by those worn by each club in the early 20th century.

The White Sox uniform will feature navy stripes and a large, bold “SOX” monogram worn on the left chest. A matching white cap with the Sox logo in white will be worn during the game and a navy cap with the Sox logo in white will be worn during batting practice.

Carlos Rodón and Aaron Judge wear custom uniforms for the Field of Dreams game. (MLB Pictures)

The “New York” monogram on Yankees uniforms will be noticeably thinner and wider than their current jersey. The letterforms will also be presented in navy blue on gray without white outlines. Players will wear a cap with an interwoven NY in a loose knit.

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Iowa residents are getting the first crack at tickets through a statewide lottery. Anything that ends up on the secondary market should start in the hundreds of dollars.

Every hotel within 75 miles is booked, but there are other accommodation options.

Field of Dreams stars Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones and Amy Madigan. It was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar in 1990 and was selected for the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress in 2017.

The film tells the story of Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella, a husband and father tending to his cornfield when he hears a mysterious voice intoning, “If you build it, it will come.”

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the MLB at Field of Dreams presented by GEICO game, featuring the White Sox hosting the Yankees, airs exclusively Thursday, August 12 at 6 p.m. CST on FOX and FOX Deportes, with pregame coverage beginning at 5 p.m. CST on FOX from Iowa.

Neal T. Doss