This is one of my favorite Ghost Player photos. Keith Rahe and Dennis Rima were traveling with the Ghost Players in Japan and took a few moments to ponder the beauty of a pond so very different than they would find at home in Iowa.
Yesterday may have been one of the coldest days recently, but we were kept warm with the laughs and the friendship that gathered together at the Field of Dreams. I had the great pleasure of chatting with Ghost Player Al Steffen, who has faithfully attended every on-site Ghost Player game at the Field of Dreams, and a number of the other events too. Al also works hard to keep the site in amazing shape.
A friend had invited me to join a few others at the legendary house made famous in the film Field of Dreams. Yesterday’s adventure included a chance to share our lunch with the amazing Denise Stillman, who is one of the owners of the FoD. Because the house is a private residence as well as office, getting to be on the porch is a rare treat that is not open to the public.
Last year, I was given that honor when I helped film the 25th Anniversary Celebrations during Father’s Day. Yesterday, my friends and I spent some time at the dinner table and then on the porch swing with Denise.
Jeff, thanks for the invite. Bryce, thanks for getting the panoramic of Bibi, Molly, and I. Thank you Tom for taking the picture of the 6 of us and being such a great lunch companion; glad to have met you and looking forward to seeing you the next time I am at the Field of Dreams.
Ghost Players, I can’t wait to see you suited up and ready to play ball on
Ghost Sunday 1-2:30pm July 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
Watch the Ghost Players emerge from the magical corn at the Field of Dreams Movie Site. Readers and fans – bring your lawn chairs, sunscreen and desire for fun!
Click on the underlined words to see a very nice interview about the Dreamers’ Day that will happen this weekend.
Here are the Ghost Players expected to appear:
Marv MaiersHank LucasFrank DardisMike SchusterDale DigmanSteve OlberdingJeremy OlberdingMike EhlersDarren RauschDean SteffenTyler SauglingEgan DardisHunter WesthoffDoug Westhoff
Thanks for being such great guys!
This event benefiting the Reynolds Ball Association will feature the Field of Dreams Ghost Players.
Last year was the first year since 1949 that there was no baseball in Reynolds.
Jason Parchert and other volunteers from the Reynold community believe that every child deserves the chance to believe, dream and play baseball, so they are resurrecting the field and having Dreamers Day, Saturday, May 16th at the Reynolds Ball Diamond!
The Ghost players from the Field of Dreams Movie Site will be there.
Here is the line up for Dreamers Day in Reynolds, IL
– 10:00 a.m. Baseball and Softball clinic
– 1:00 p.m. Ghost Player comedy show
– 3:30 p.m. Dreamers Classic Celebrity Baseball Game
Also, Sundown FBG Service Corporation presents Movie Night at the Ballpark featuring “Field of Dreams” on a 30 ft. screen!
Ticket price is a donation to the Reynolds Ball Association and seating is limited.
Come early and bring a lawn chair
Tonight at the new Midland Elementary School Baseball Diamond there will be a special appearance of the Field of Dreams Ghost Players. From 5-6 there will be games to play for children, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 PM. The Ghost Players will perform after the ceremony and then there will be a home run derby to cap the evening’s fun. Bring lawn chairs to this free event.