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At some point you have interacted with our website or have a connection to Ghost Player - The Documentary, which we are currently entering in festivals, looking for wider distribution and playing on Iowa Public Television. This is an informal method to keep our Ghost Friends updated with news and share special offers with you as the project gets introduced to audiences across the US. Please visit our website for more detailed information and related content about the project. Thank you.

 Patriot Night At The Ballpark - July 19, 2009
 US Military All Stars Coming to Dyersville, Iowa!

Patriot Night Logo Patriot Night At The Ballpark is scheduled in Dyersville, Iowa at Commercial Club Park. The US Military All Stars vs the Ghost Players Event is set for Sunday, July 19th. Gates open at 4:00pm and the evening ends with the showing of the Ghost Player Documentary.

Of all the games and events across the globe that the Ghost Players participated in, this is the first time a military event is played on the Ghost Player's home base.

Please click on the link to see our complete schedule. Tickets are only $5 on day of event and kids 12 years and under free!

Color commentators on hand during the event include Gary Dolphin, radio voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes football and basketball for the past 10 years and Matt Wagner of Chicago, who is one of the best Harry Caray impersonators and has won numerous awards and even performed at Wrigley Field!

Limited edition collectibles and special event camouflage t-shirts (w/ Patriot Night logo as above) will also be available in various colors. The Ghost Players will be on hand to perform their magic once again! Don't miss this full evening of entertainment on July 19th to honor our US Military.

Patriot Night At The Ballpark 7/19/09 


 Purchase "Ghost Player: Relive The Magic" DVD
 Order Ghost Player The Documentary Today!

Ghost Player DVD (BH) GHOST PLAYER: Relive The Magic, The Team. The Times. The History - Home Edition DVD Movie. ISBN: 978-0-9840878-1-5

GHOST PLAYER tells the story of how this zany team ranging from a farmer to a state representative moved audiences around the world and changed the players' lives forever. From Dyersville, Iowa, we follow the Ghost Players around the world as warm hearted, comedic ambassadors of the best that the American Heartland has to offer - baseball, tomfoolery and good old-fashioned family fun. We see them bring the comfort that only baseball can give to men and women stationed in the military in the far-flung corners of the world. But most of all, we witness how America's favorite pastime and a Hollywood movie set can give one group of men from a small Iowa town a second chance to live the life they've always dreamed.

GHOST PLAYER: RELIVE THE MAGIC

THE TEAM. THE TIMES. THE HISTORY.

DELIVERY NOTE: Official Publishing Release Date is July 17, 2009. All orders received prior to July 17, 2009 will be shipped on July 24, 2009.



"Ghost Player: Relive The Magic" DVD Purchase Details 


 Purchase "Travels with Ghosts & Other Tales" Book
 Pre-Order The Brand New Ghost Player Book Today!

GP Book Image Travels with Ghosts and Other Tales - Home Edition Book. ISBN: 978-0-9840878-0-8

Hometown heros and MLB Hall of Famers grace the pages of this retrospective on Ghost Player baseball.

The Ghost Players team started as a lark that soon grew into something amazing that changed the lives of the players and the community they represented forever. They traveled the world and shared the magic of baseball with the Japanese people and US military personal and families in Asia, Europe and North America.

This image-rich coffee table book has a wonderful mixture of moments preserved for readers to enjoy. Roughly 200 pages of 4-color photos. The book holds stories, poems and images of the team told through the voices of players, family and fans. Many of the stories are those of the players but included are stories from fans from as far away as Alaska and Japan. Also included is a piece from Rob Edelman, author of Great Baseball Films and Baseball on the Web. Other members of the Society of American Baseball Researcher Association (SABR) are participating as well.

The compositor has been Shepherd Incorporated and the publisher is DreamCatcher Productions. We have created, printed and bound the book all in Iowa.

DELIVERY NOTE: Official Publishing Release Date is July 17, 2009. All orders received prior to July 17, 2009 will be shipped on July 24, 2009.

"Travels with Ghosts & Other Tales" Book Purchase Details 


 Cedar Rapids Kernels Game - 7/10/09 Recap
 Ghost Players Appear at Veterans Memorial Stadium

Kernels Pitch Photo A Ghost Player from the Field of Dreams threw out the first pitch before Friday night's Cedar Rapids Kernels game at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Randy Olberding, member of the Ghost Players team since the mid-90s was acompanied by founder and manager Keith Rahe, Joe Scherrman, camera man and Steve Olberding, original member of the crew in the movie Field of Dreams.

The evening was part of the promotional activities promoting "Patrioty Night at the Ballpark" to be held in Dyersville July 19th. Keith Rahe spoke to the crowd of over 4,000 telling them the details of the Dyersville, IA event. During the 5th inning Keith and Joe were invited to 1450 KMRY AM Radio suite to talk with the dean of Midwest League broadcasters, John Rodgers. Keith and John Rogers talked between the play-by- play action.

Patriot Night At The Ballpark Event Information 


 Special Patriot Night Collector Coin Available
 Order Yours Before They Disappear

Patriot Coin This very limited edition "Patriot Night At The Ballpark" collector coin is a unique collectible from the July 19, 2009 event in Dyersville, Iowa. The pewter, 2-sided coin is 1-3/4" in diameter and available until supplies vanish.

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 Patriot Night Camo T-Shirts Available!
 Choose Your Size & Favorite Color!

Patriot-Sand Camo Front The "Official Patriot Night at the Ballpark" t-shirts are now available! Can't make it to the event on July 19? Order a special edition t-shirt! Several color options are available in our eBay Store including women's cut pink camo and mens and youth sizes as well.

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 Iowa Baseball Doubleheader This Weekend!
 Live Music by Billy Goerdt of Austin TX

Bat To Bases Logo 2009 "Billy Goerdt" of Austin TX and "The Hooligans" are appearing live at two special events in Iowa this weekend. On Saturday, July 18 they will be appearing at "Bat To Bases" in Dubuque, Iowa from 7-11pm. A kids wood bat sandlot game starts at 4pm sponsored by Louisville Slugger as part of "Bat To Bases" for a full evening of family fun. On Sunday evening, both bands are also appearing at "Patriot Night at the Ballpark" which opens up at 4pm in Dyersville, IA.

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 Promotions
 Iowa Public Television Broadcast Schedule

Ghost Player Mini Poster Ghost Player Documentary is set for broadcast on Iowa Public Television on 4 different evenings in July, 2009. Please tune in to one of the broadcasts and let Iowa Public TV know what you liked or disliked about "Ghost Player" after viewing the program. Thank you.

Ghost Player TV Broadcast Schedule


Ghost Player, LLC is organized under the Limited Liability Company Act, Chapter 490A, Code of Iowa and is the "Producer" for the Field of Dreams Ghost Player project. As "Producer" Ghost Player LLC is responsible for financing, finding the creative and artist feel, getting the film developed, produced and marketed.

FIELD OF DREAMS GHOST PLAYERS has received support from The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, and is funded-in-part-by grants from the Iowa Community Cultural Grant Program (Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs) and the Historical Resource Development Program (Historical Society of Iowa). Additional support comes from the Targeted Industries Internship Program (Iowa Department of Economic Development), and an endowment of $10,000 exists with The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque for the project.

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