If you build it, he will come. These are the words Ray Kinsella hears before inevitably plowing down a corn field for build a baseball field where it once stood. He also may have the most understanding while is movie and novel history.
Ray didn’t have the best relationship with his dad, and after he explains the 1919 Black Sox scandal that saw 7 players banned from baseball. It isn’t long before his skeptical wife Annie (yea shes ok) sees a man in a baseball uniform just standing around in their baseball field. Ray soon recognizes him as Shoeless Joe Jackson, one of the 7 men from the Black Sox scandal. It isn’t long before more historical players begin to show up to play on this field, tho not everyone can see them. The story however is more about family than baseball.
I won’t go into more detail just that the movie is based on a book which many people don’t actually seem to realize for some reason. Such a classic really just needs to watched to truly be enjoyed. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
The movie is an instant classic even when it released with baseball fans all over the world, so much so that in 2017 the film was added to the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress.