Go the Distance Baseball, LLC announced this morning that a venture headed by Baseball Hall-of-Famer Frank Thomas has purchased controlling interest in the company's ownership of the iconic Field of Dreams Movie Site and All-Star Ballpark Heaven. Terms of the sale were not made public.
In a release, Go the Distance said; "Thomas will serve as chief executive officer and Dan Evans will serve as chief operating officer. Mr. Evans, a former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has previously served as a consultant to Go the Distance Baseball."
The Field of Dreams Movie Site hosted the first regular season Major League Baseball game played in Iowa in August. A game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds is scheduled for next year.
The Field of Dreams was named “Ballpark of the Year” by BaseballParks.com earlier this month.
The Field of Dreams, a pop-culture tourist attraction which features a baseball diamond and farmhouse was originally built for the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams."
Nicknamed "the Big Hurt," Thomas is a former Major League first baseman and designated hitter Thomas played primarily for the Chicago White Sox, and played for a total of three American League teams in a career spanning from 1990 to 2008. The only player in major league history to have seven consecutive seasons with at least a .300 batting average, 100 runs batted in (RBI), 100 runs scored, 100 walks, and 20 home runs, Thomas is a five-time All Star. He was the AL batting champion in 1997 hitting .347. A two-time AL MVP, Thomas was on a world series winning White Sox team in 2005.