PHOTO GALLERY: Photos from the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs’ ‘Field of Dreams’ game in Iowa

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DYERSVILLE, Iowa — If you build it, they will come, and that was true for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night. The two teams came together to play a championship game in the middle of an Iowa cornfield, on the property where the epic film “Field of Dreams” was filmed.

This is the second time a game has been played here. The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees played a year ago.

The Reds were the home team for Major League Baseball’s ‘Field of Dreams’ Game 2, played in a ballpark just steps from the main field for the beloved 1989 film starring Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta .

The Cubs were excited to be a part of MLB’s biggest event of the season besides the All-Star Game, knowing they were following in the footsteps of a classic.

“It’s a small part of the story,” Cubs shortstop Nico Hoerner said Wednesday. “Eight thousand people are going to be small, but I feel like everyone is going to be thrilled to be there. Just great all around.

Last year, Tim Anderson’s home run capped the Sox’s 9-8 victory over the Yankees in the inaugural game, which most thought was a once-in-a-lifetime event until the Cubs-Reds game was announced. shortly after.

“I watched it last year,” Cubs third baseman Patrick Wisdom said. “I saw how special it was. And then when I saw that we were part of it this year, I was just super excited.

“And then to see my name on the (MLB) poster, that was really cool for me. I’m just honored to be a part of it. … I know it’s going to be a long day but I can’t wait to see that.

Here are some photos from the game:

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