Field of Dreams Game: Cardinals may replace the Yankees

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Last year Major League Baseball announced the first ever “Field of Dreams” game, which was to be played on August 13 of this year, with the Yankees facing off against the White Sox. The game would be played in Iowa in a new park which is being built adjacent to the famous cornfield-behind-the-outfield park/tourist attraction from the movie.

The circumstances of the 2020 season are such that almost anything special, be it the All-Star Game or the London Series, has already been canceled, but Major League Baseball has not officially cancelled the Field of Dreams Game.

They may, in fact, still play it. Just with a different team replacing the Yankees:

The Cardinals, of course, are far closer and would be more appropriate given the travel restrictions which have been put in place for the 2020 season.

If they manage to pull it off there will likely be no fans there, so that whole “people will come and pay $20 a person” stuff is still out the window, but since they’re building it, a couple of baseball teams may still come.

Pujols hits 701st career home run, connects for Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS — Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 701st home run, connecting Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pujols launched a slider from former teammate Johan Oviedo over the Big Mac Land sign in left field at Busch Stadium. The solo drive in the fourth inning made it 1-all.

Pujols faced Oviedo for the first time and made the 24-year-old righty the 456th different pitcher he’s homered against.

The St. Louis star hadn’t homered in a week since hitting No. 699 and 700 at Dodger Stadium last Friday. Pujols had gone 10 at-bats without a home run after two starts and one pinch-hit appearance.

The Busch Stadium crowd gave the 42-year-old Pujols a long standing ovation before he came out of the Cardinals dugout to tip his cap for a curtain call.

Pujols hit his 22nd home run this season for the NL Central champion Cardinals.

Pujols is fourth on the career home run list behind Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).