The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees played in the first-ever Field of Dreams Game on Thursday night. It was a spectacle from the very beginning and the game lived up to the hype. The White Sox held a pretty nice lead for most of the game but a big ninth inning allowed the Yankees to take an 8-7 lead. Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton had big home runs off of Liam Hendriks to get the job done for the Yankees.
The White Sox, however, knew the game wasn’t over. After Seby Zavala had an incredible at-bat to draw a walk, Tim Anderson came up to bat. He drove the ball opposite field out of the park to give the White Sox their most exciting win of the season to date. He knew it was gone the second it left the bat.
A common line from the movie Field of Dreams is “is this heaven?”. Well, it simply felt like heaven while the ball was flying through the air to give the White Sox a win. It was as magical of a win as they have ever had in the history of their franchise.
People see the White Sox as a legit contender in the American League. That was also on full display in this game. With Lance Lynn, Michael Kopech, and Craig Kimbrel’s great pitching, it was clear that the talent is there on full display. Liam Hendriks had the hard ninth inning but we all know he is one of the best closers in the world on most nights. Hopefully, he learned something in this game.
It was a magical night for the Chicago White Sox at the Field of Dreams.
Seeing studs like Eloy Jimenez and Jose Abreu also hit the ball out of the ballpark was awesome as well. They played a big part in the White Sox winning this game. Everything the White Sox needed to complete this magical game with a win came to life in this one.
White Sox fans deserve this. Things were bad for a long time before Rick Hahn declared a rebuild. Now, they are a legit team that is capable of pulling off wins like this. We can only hope that this is the beginning of a very magical run as they go through August and September into October.
A little bit of magic can go a long way and it did on this magical field. Now, a day off and two more at Guaranteed Rate Field are ahead for the Sox. There is a long way to go before the end of the season but this was a great start the stretch run.