Kevin Costner paid a beautiful tribute to Ray Liotta as part of the Field of Dreams game in Diersville, Iowa, on Thursday, just three months after the actor died at the age of 67. Baseball field set used in his 1989 film field of dreams For the past three years MLB has turned into a tourist attraction hosting the games.
In a moving video, Costner recalled the “amazing Ray Liotta,” and his character from the film, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.“Ray Liotta was special,” Costner said in the video, along with clips from the film where Liotta’s “Shoeless” watches the lights of Joe Jackson Baseball Stadium illuminate the playing field surrounded by cornfields, and says, “Dude. I like this game.”
“In honor of MLB at this week’s Field of Dreams, I wanted to share some memories from the movie but more importantly remember the wonderful Ray Liotta. For a great night of baseball at the Iowa field of ‘Shoeless Joe’ Jackson’ will be with all of us,” Costner continued.
Costner’s tribute played as the Chicago Cubs played the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night. To set the stage for the game, both teams wore special uniforms, “inspired by what both franchises wore in the early 1900s,” said Fox News. informed of,actor too deployment of A tribute to her Instagram page with photos of Liotta from the classic film:
Costner also recalled the memorable batting practice scene he and Liotta shared during the filming of the film, and how he thought the moment he heard the news of Liotta’s death.
When Ray died in May, I remembered how our batting practice moment was not a stunt. It was real, and it happened as you saw it. I said that night God gave us that stunt, and now God has Ray. And though that may be gone, that’s the beauty of a game like baseball and a movie like “Field of Dreams.” Whenever he steps out of that corn field, he is forever alive in our hearts. He has become eternal. Long-lived Shoeless Joe, and long-lived Ray, who helped show us that when dreams come from the heart, they really can come true.
“That’s the beauty of baseball and a film like ‘Field of Dreams.’ He lives on in our hearts forever.”
At the start of his year, Ray Liotta tragically passed away at the age of 67. Kevin Costner looks back on his time on set with Liotta and honors the life of his former colleague. pic.twitter.com/HRQ681OgbZ
— Fox Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) 11 August 2022
Liotta, who created iconic characters for films like goodfellas And dream field, He died in his sleep on 26 May in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film. dangerous water,In a tearful moment during the game on Thursday, MLB veteran outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. and his father surprised fans by coming out of the corn to “catch up” in a gesture to the Giants. field of dreams sight:
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) 11 August 2022
#MovieScenesthat MakeYouCry For me it is this scene from Sapne Ka Maidan (1989). The second Kevin Costner says, “Hey dad, wanna catch the catch?” I ball like a kid every time. You don’t have to be American or a baseball fan to totally get that feeling. what is yours pic.twitter.com/ABvMqC4XyR
— “The Fandom Wizard” (@crockett1120) February 7, 2021
Both teams posted pictures of their old uniforms:
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) 8 August 2022
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) 8 August 2022
MLB will not return to Field of Dreams Stadium in 2023 as a long-term construction project is planned for the site, which will include youth baseball and softball fields for boys and girls, team dormitories and a hotel, owner Frank Thomas said in a statement. Told Des Moines Register,