Baseball: Dream vs. Money

April 25, 2004
(was 10.19.2003)

Remember the movie “Field of Dreams,” about Shoeless Joe Jackson with Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones?  Well, the Field of Dreams is a real place, not a Hollywood studio lot.  It’s a cornfield in Dyersville, Iowa and it’s become something of a religious site for many baseball fans.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, are the dreams of baseball or of money?

  1. Henry Fetter on the Yankees

    Historian Henry Fetter tells Jim Fleming the Yankees have been accused of buying their way to the top but both the team and the game are going strong.

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  2. Charles Monroe-Kane Reports on the Field of Dreams

    TTBOOK’s Charles Monroe-Kane visits the cornfield in Dyersville, Iowa where they filmed “Field of Dreams.”

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  3. Jeremy Spear on "Fastpitch"

    Jeremy Spear made a documentary film called “Fastpitch” about the world of professional fastpitch softball.

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  4. Arturo Marcano on the Globalization of Baseball

    Arturo Marcano tells Steve Paulson about the exploitative system of player development in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic that fuels the American major leagues.

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  5. Michael Shapiro on Brooklyn and the Dodgers

    Michael Shapiro, author of “The Last Good Season: Brooklyn, the Dodgers, and Their Final Pennant Race Together” tells Jim Fleming why baseball in Brooklyn was special.

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