Maddie Poppe Sings Anthem at Field of Dreams Baseball Game (Video)

Maddie Poppe National Anthem Field of Dreams Baseball Game

Maddie Poppe had the thrilling opportunity to sing the National Anthem before the Major League Baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox on Thursday (August 12).

However, it wasn’t just an ordinary baseball game. The MLB hosted the game in an 8,000 seat baseball field it specially built in Dyersville, Iowa, inspired by the beloved 1989 movie, Field of Dreams. The field is adjacent to the movie set where the hit movie was filmed. It was the first time a regular season MLB baseball game was played in the state of Iowa. 

Maddie Poppe sings the National Anthem on the Field of Dreams movie set

The Clarksville, Iowa native and American Idol 2018 winner performed the national anthem on the movie site near the ball field. She sang the Anthem a cappella, as military planes flew by in the sky.

MLB originally scheduled the game for 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they postponed the game until this year. FOX broadcast the special game, including Maddie’s rendition of the Anthem. The event drew celebrities, including Field of Dreams star, Kevin Costner. The actor emerged from the cornfield holding a baseball, as if he were ready to throw out the first pitch! But he spoke a few words to the Dyersville crowd instead.

The idea to play a baseball game in Iowa came from the plot of Field of Dreams. Costner plays an Iowa farmer who plows over his corn and builds a baseball field for the ghosts of banished “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and other members of the disgraced 1919 White Sox to play on. The immortal catch phrase “If you build it, he will come,” is from the movie.

It’s a great opportunity for Maddie to sing at such a special event, broadcast all over the country. I dug up a video from FOX Deportes. She does a very nice job. After an exciting game, the White Sox ultimately won it 9-8.

Watch American Idol’s Maddie Poppe sing the National Anthem before the Field of Dreams baseball game.

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