DUBUQUE, Iowa – If you bid on it, they’ll come.
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Well, not exactly. But an auction of memorabilia from the August 12 game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees in the inaugural “Field of Dreams” game is sure to pique the interest of baseball fans.
Major League Baseball is auctioning off items worn during the game between the two teams, which took place near the site of the iconic 1989 baseball film, “Field of Dreams,” KCRG reported. This includes the jerseys and batting helmets used by both teams during the game in Dyersville, Iowa.
Proceeds will go to support the MercyOne Dubuque Cancer Center, according to KGAN.
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The game was a worthy classic of the original film, which starred Kevin Costner.
The White Sox, who allowed four runs in the start of the ninth inning to fall behind, rallied to win 9-8 in the bottom half of the inning on the two-run homerun of Tim Anderson, who sailed into the field. of corn beyond the right center. field fence to top off a Hollywood-style finish.
The Yankees, triggered by a pair of two-run, two-run homers early in the ninth by Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, took an 8-7 lead. The judge added a three-run homerun earlier in the game to cap a night of five RBIs, and Brett Gardner had a solo shot for New York.
The auction began on Wednesday and will run until September 5, according to the MLB. There are 78 items for sale, according to the auction site. The opening bids have been set at $ 200, and many items have already exceeded that reserve.
Anderson’s retro 1920s uniform has already sold over $ 6,000, while Judge’s road jersey has topped $ 8,000.
MercyOne Dubuque staff members said MLB staff spend time with patients on game day.
“They took two hours out of that day, which they could have spent in Dyersville in the Field of Dreams, but they took two hours out of that day to come here, to recognize our patients, to recognize that we are with you, what go through you, ”Chad Kruse, regional director of the MercyOne Dubuque Cancer Center told KCRG.
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