Former All-Star and Gold Glove winner Harold Reynolds, is a staple around the game of baseball and he’s looking to help bring a culturally significant game to a historic stadium.
Reynolds had his success on the field during his 12-year career and he did not miss a beat after retiring and going into the television world.
According to an article from frontofficesports.com, the MLB Network analyst and the mayor of Paterson, New Jersey, Andre Sayegh, are pushing for a “Field of Dreams”-style game played at the iconic Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson.
This game, if it were to happen, would feature two MLB teams.
The first “Field of Dreams” game occurred during the 2021 season in Iowa between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. MLBbros stole the show with Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Tim Anderson bombing away into the cornfields.
And that was a game to remember as our MLBbro Tim Anderson hit a walk-off homer to give the White Sox 9-8 win. The game will happen again during the 2022 season and will feature the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs.
Reynolds made it clear that he wanted to have a “Field of Dreams” game played in Paterson during the inaugural game held in Iowa and now things are starting to move in the right direction.
For those who are not familiar with Hinchliffe Stadium, this place has a lot of significance. The 10,000-seat stadium was finished in 1932 and was a host site to the historic Negro league.
In March of 2013, the stadium was named a National Historic Landmark. The stadium is undergoing a $94 million renovation project.
MLB analyst and former All-Star Harold Reynolds is pushing for a “Field of Dreams”-style game at Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, New Jersey.
Hinchliffe is one of the last-standing Negro League ballparks.
The 10,000-seat stadium is undergoing a $94 million renovation project. pic.twitter.com/KJYhghCUYx
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) December 30, 2021
“This is something that has to happen for our country. Hinchliffe helped integrate baseball,” Paterson mayor Andre Sayegh said per Front Office Sports.
Sayegh could not have said it any better. This would be a significant accomplishment for an MLB game to take place at a stadium that is rich in baseball history. Acknowledging the contributions to baseball and atrocities endured by Negro League players has been something MLB’s shown a commitment to in recent years.
There’s no question that Reynolds will do everything he can to make this happen. It could be the first of many games played at historic Negro League sites each season, attracting young, Black baseball players from all over the country,