The first MLB home run in Iowa goes over the left field wall — and into a cornfield at the Field of Dreams
It didn't take long to witness the first Major League Baseball home run in Iowa history on Thursday.
Facing an 0-2 count in the bottom of the first inning, Chicago White Sox first baseman José Abreu connected on a breaking ball from New York Yankee pitcher Andrew Heaney.
Abreu's lined shot flew into deep left field and sailed over the wall, plopping squarely in between the cornstalks — a fitting landing spot at the Field of Dreams site.
That first-inning shot from Abreu is his 23rd of the season, which leads the team. It was his fifth in nine games.
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