Field of Dreams game most watched regular season game since ’05
Big league Baseball’s ended up being a wise one.
The video game — kept in the Dyersville, Iowa, cornfield made well-known by the 1989 Kevin Costner film “Field of Dreams” on Thursday night — in between the New York City Yankees and Chicago White Sox ended up being the most enjoyed routine season baseball video game given that 2005.
According to Fox, the video game peaked with simply more than 6 million audiences right before 9 p.m. ET. The leading 2 networks, naturally, were Chicago and New York City — though St. Louis, Hartford and Kansas City weren’t far behind.
White Sox infielder , completely topping Iowa’s very first MLB video game.
, it’s no surprise MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wishes to go back to Iowa in 2022.
“I think the reception that this event has received has been so positive that we will be back,” Manfred stated, . “I think it’s pretty clear we’re going to be back next year and we’ll have to talk about it after that. But it’s just been so successful that it’s hard not to take the opportunity to do it again.”
While repeats might not have the ability to match the renowned throwback jerseys, sentimental introduction and enjoyment that entered into the inaugural video game, even Costner sees how important the occasion can be progressing.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.