New Ownership Announced This Morning

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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."

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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.

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 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.