When you think of the best films ever to celebrate the splendor of baseball, one of the first to come to mind is the 1989 Best Picture nominee 'Field of Dreams.' Not only does it celebrate the game and its indelible connection between fathers and sons, but it holds one of the most memorable movie lines of all time: "If you build it, he will come."
In the film, Kevin Costner plays Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella, who after hearing a voice in his cornfield decides to rip out his crops and build a ball field. This leads to the emergence of Ray's father's idol, baseball legend "Shoeless" Joe Jackson (played by Ray Liotta). Shoeless Joe later returns with other players, including his 1919 Chicago White Sox teammates (known as the "Black Sox" for throwing the World Series) who play on the field to the enjoyment of Ray and his family. By the end, Ray realizes Shoeless Joe is not the he who will come.
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