Baseball fans from in all places tuned in to pass looking out the Contemporary York Yankees play the Chicago White Sox within the Hollywood-inspired Field of Desires recreation Thursday night time, making it primarily the most-watched popular-season recreation in 16 years.
Over 5.9 million viewers watched on as the White Sox narrowly defeated the Yankees 9-8 in MLB’s inaugural Field of Desires recreation played in Dyersville, Iowa — accurate subsequent to the filming arrangement of the cherished 1989 movie starring Kevin Costner.
Per FOX Sports PR, Thursday’s recreation region a file for primarily the most-viewed popular-season recreation since 2005 when the Yankees took on the Boston Purple Sox in a contest that drew in 5,909,000 viewers.
Viewership peaked between 8: 45 and 9 p.m. ET to unbiased appropriate over 6 million.
Thursday’s recreation practically ranked as primarily the most-streamed popular baseball recreation in FOX Sports historic previous, per the network’s public relations team.
Surrounded by cornfields and other nostalgic info, MLB’s first-ever recreation in Iowa did no longer disappoint.
“I reflect the reception that this event has obtained has been so drag that we are able to be again,” Commissioner Make a choice Manfred acknowledged, through MLB.com.
“I reflect or no longer it’s horny drag we are going to be again subsequent one year and we are going to ought to keep in touch about it after that. Nonetheless it absolutely’s unbiased appropriate been so a success that or no longer it’s laborious no longer to consume the opportunity to carry out it yet again.”