DYERSVILLE, Iowa (AP) – Frank Thomas has found his field of dreams.
The Hall of Fame ran a company that purchased a controlling stake in Go the Distance Baseball’s stake in All-Star Ballpark Heaven and the Field of Dreams Movie Site.
The company said Thursday that This is Heaven LLC, a company of 53-year-old Thomas and Chicago real estate developer Rick Heidner, had purchased the interests in Go the Distance Baseball from the Denise M. Stillman Trust.
Thomas will be CEO and former Chicago White Sox general manager Dan Evans will be COO.
Stillman led a group that purchased the field, the location for the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” and the adjacent Lansing family farm in 2011. The approximately 190-acre site includes a working corn field. She passed away in 2018.
Major League Baseball built a stadium adjacent to the film site, and the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox played the first Big League game there on August 12. The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds are scheduled to play there on August 11.
Thomas, a five-time All-Star and two-time MVP AL dubbed the Big Hurt, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
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