Will there be a MLB Field of Dreams game in 2023?

Two years ago, Major League Baseball held a regular season game in Dyersville, Iowa. The MLB Field of Dreams game took baseball fans back in time by 30 years, harkening back to the classic Field of Dreams movie that starred Kevin Costner. MLB has held two Field of Dreams games in league history, but is a third on the horizon? Here’s what you need to know.

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MLB Field of Dreams Game in 2023

In 2021, Major League Baseball held the first MLB Field of Dreams game in August of that year. The inaugural Field of Dreams game pitted the New York Yankees against the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox made a fair amount of sense, given the focus on the team’s history, Eddie Cicotte, Buck Weaver and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, among others, in the movie. Chicago defeated the Yankees 9-8 thanks to a walk-off home run by shortstop Tim Anderson.

Last year’s MLB Field of Dreams game featured the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds. Chicago defeated the Reds 4-2 in Dyersville.

The 2023 season, however, will not feature a MLB Field of Dreams on the schedule. A return to the site of the movie would not have been possible, thanks to construction that is in the works in the region. A permanent 3,000 seat ballpark at the location of the Field of Dreams is planned, as well as a much larger expansion of the area. Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas is among the investors in the site.

Time will tell as to whether we see another MLB regular season game in the cornfields. After all, the first two games held in Iowa were quite the treat to watch. There will, though, be some specialty regular season games to be held in 2023. Major League Baseball will contest regular season games in Mexico City and London this year, as well as the Little League Classic in Williamsport, PA.

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