Playing at the ballpark featured in the film Field of Dreams is a “dream” many sport fanatics have held their entire lives, but for Australia’s Liam Hendriks, it’s reality.
Hendriks, a closer for the Chicago White Sox in Major League Baseball, will take part in the league’s inaugural game in Iowa when the White Sox take on the New York Yankees.
For the Aussie, he’s just relishing the chance to be a part of baseball history.
“It’s not every day you get a chance to be the first-ever Major League game in a state,” Hendriks told the Des Moines Register.
“So that’s kind of cool. Hopefully I don’t suck and give up the first homer in Iowa.”
Hendriks unfortunately won’t be playing at the exact same ballpark as the one featured in the film.
But his game against the Yankees will take place at a specially constructed park just a stone’s throw away from the original field…