Major League Baseball is returning to Iowa for a second straight year.
After the White Sox and Yankees competed in the first-ever Field of Dreams Game in 2021, the Reds and Cubs will be the second matchup of MLB teams in Dyersville, Iowa, when they take the field on Thursday.
Unlike last year’s matchup, which featured two teams fighting for the playoffs, neither the Reds nor Cubs are in the mix for the postseason. Instead, this clash could have implications on the NL Central standings, as Cincinnati has improved from a poor start to the season to join the fight for third place in the division with the Cubs and Pirates.
In last year’s game, the White Sox beat the Yankees 9-8 on a walk-off two-run home run into the corn by Tim Anderson.
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The Sporting News has you covered with everything you need to know about the Field of Dreams Game.
When is the Field of Dreams Game?
- Date: Thursday, Aug. 11
- time: 7:15 pm ET
The 2022 Field of Dreams Game will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, with a scheduled start time of 7:15 pm ET.
Field of Dreams Game TV coverage
- TV channel: FOX
- Live stream: Bally Sports | MLB.TV | fuboTV
FOX will carry the broadcast of the Field of Dreams game across the nation, with Joe Davis on play-by-play alongside John Smoltz, who will provide analysis. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will report from the dugouts during the broadcast.
For those hoping to stream the game, it can be found on the Bally Sports app, MLB.TV or fuboTV, the latter of which offers a free trial.
Where is the Field of Dreams Game?
- Location: Dyersville, Iowa
Just as it was in the first edition of the game, the Field of Dreams Game will take place in a ballpark in Dyersville, Iowa, built next to the original diamond from the 1989 movie.
The ballpark is a unique stadium with dimensions and seating capacities that are not similar to typical MLB stadiums. It can seat only 8,000 people, and the outfield is 300 feet to left, 350 feet to center and 315 feet to right. The closest stadium with dimensions like that is Fenway Park, which is 310 feet to left, though batters have to get the ball over the Green Monster. Fenway is also only 302 feet to right field and 390 feet to center.
The design of the Field of Dreams park gives an homage to Comiskey Park, the home of the 1919 White Sox. It also has windows in the outfield that show the corn in right field and has a path that connects the MLB stadium to the movie set stadium.
The game will not be played on the original “Field of Dreams” field, as it is too small, and too many baseballs would be lost in the cornfield.
Field of Dreams Game uniforms
Reds Field of Dreams jersey
Cincinnati is going to go back to its first World Series-winning team’s uniforms: the 1919 Reds.
The jerseys, pants and pants will feature pinstripes. The team’s C logo over the Reds on the jersey is a bit thinner than the current logo, while the logo on the hat has a more old-fashioned C on it.
Baseball history buffs might remember that the team beat the Reds in that World Series were the Chicago “Black Sox”, a team that was featured prominently in “Field of Dreams.”
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 8, 2022
Cubs Field of Dreams jersey
Chicago will bring a mismatch of two eras to make a unique look for the Field of Dreams Game.
The hat, which features a bear cub holding a baseball bat, was the team’s hat for road games in 1914. The jerseys are similar to their late-1920s home uniforms, with a C reminiscent of Cincinnati’s C featuring a cub holding a bat in the center of it. The jerseys are a cream color rather than white.
— MLB (@MLB) August 8, 2022