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Happy Thanksgiving

Thank all of you for caring about the Ghost Player project. So many things to be thankful for but I really want to extend my thank you to the wives, families and business people that made the Ghost Player adventures possible, and to Keith, Jackie and their families for their dreams and hard work. And to all of you that are reading this, it is a privilege to share Ghost stories with you.

To all the Ghost, past and future, Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for all the memories. This has always been a two part project, 1) the movie and 2) the preservation and access of the footage. We are moving along on part 2) the archiving of all the footage. Hopefully we will have some type of kiosk or internet searchable site next year.

 IPTV To Re-Broadcast Ghost Player Movie
 Tune In On November 29th 1:30-2:30pm

Public TV Logo Iowa Public Television (IPTV) is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality; alternative programming that educates, enlightens, and entertains Iowans throughout the state.

IPTV noncommercial, public-service mission enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than one million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories.

Keeping with this mission IPTV is showing the Ghost Player movie Sunday afternoon November 29th 2009 from 1:30 until 2:30.

IPTV HD and Digital (Over-the-Air)

Channel 32.1, Waterloo

Channel 11.1, Des Moines

Channel 12.1, Iowa City

Channel 21.1, Fort Dodge

Channel 24.1, Mason City

Channel 27.1, Sioux City

Channel 32.1, Council Bluffs

Channel 36.1, Red Oak

Channel 36.1, Davenport

Comment on Movie At Iowa Public Television 

 Holiday Gift Set Now Available
 Special Offer on Bonus DVD & Book Set

GP-DVD & BOOK PIC A gift of the award winning GHOST PLAYER DVD, loaded with bonus material, and the colorful coffee- table companion book, TRAVELS WITH GHOSTS AND OTHER TALES is yours with a donation of $50 or more. Money will be used to help fund the Ghost Player archiving project.

Donations may be mailed to: Ghost Player Archiving Project · P.O. Box 39 · Dyersville, Iowa 52040

To make your donations by phone please call toll-free, 877-423-4740.

Walk-in donations at DreamCatcher Productions co- located with Scherrman's Implement & Appliance a mile north of Dyersville, IA on Hwy 136. Or make your donation at Most credit cards and Paypal accepted.

Other Ghost Player Items Available in Official eBay Store 

 Awards Won at Wild Rose Film Festival
 Ghost Player Wins Honors in Des Moines, IA

Wild Rose-Dan/Joe DreamCatcher Production's is proud to announce GHOST PLAYER: RELIVE THE MAGIC was honored November 7th 2009, with awards at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival (WRIFF) in Des Moines, Iowa.

This year's WRIFF showcased 35 short, animated, documentary, music and feature films from Iowa, the U.S. and other countries, including Canada, the UK, France, Japan, Germany, China and Mexico. These selected films were juried into the Wild Rose from a pool of over 200 submitted films.

Ghost Player was awarded a "Certificate of Distinctive Achievement" in documentary filmmaking. The film also won the "Best of Iowa" award and was finalist for Best Editing and Best Feature Film.

Films ranged in subject matter from the Midwest's beloved ballplayers to World War II Nazis. Parenting, drug-use, blood and puppies graced the screen at the Iowa State Historical Building.

Future projects for DreamCatcher Productions include wedding and event productions, training/corporate videos and more Iowa-based documentaries. Scheduling of some of their projects pending, based on the future of the Iowa Tax Credit Incentives.

More information about DreamCatcher at

In Photo, Danny Engesser -Developer of the first Ghost Player website and Joe Scherrman Producer/Director during the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival at the State Historical Building in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Awards Top Filmmakers Review 

 Promises Made. Promises Kept.
 Iowa Governor Lifts Tax Incentive Suspension

Governor & Joe Pic Promises made. Promises kept.

Iowa Governor Chet Culver is lifting the tax incentive suspension on Iowa-related expenditures and is resuming contract talks with projects like "Ghost Player." It means a lot to the project to move forward.

Click on the photo for a short video of Governor Chet Culver visit to Dubuque, Iowa in 2007. Joe Scherrman, owner of DreamCatcher Productions, LLC and the producer/director of Field of Dreams Ghost Player movie are on hand to record the May 17th historical event. It's Capitol for a Day in Dubuque, Iowa where Iowa Governor Chet Culver, Iowa Department of Economic Development director Mike Tramontina and Mayor of Dubuque Ray Buol discuss the future of Iowas Economy and sign the Iowa Tax Incentive into law.

Read More About The Reinstatement 11/23/09 

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

GP-DVD COVER 8/09 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" DVD Purchase Details 

 Purchase "Travels with Ghosts & Other Tales" Book
 Order The Photo-Filled 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.

"Travels with Ghosts & Other Tales" Book Purchase Details 

 Purchase Ghost Player DVD & Book Package
 Great Price on DVD & Book Combo Package!

GP-DVD & BOOK PIC GHOST PLAYER: RELIVE THE MAGIC, The Team. The Times. The History - Home Edition DVD Movie. ISBN: 978-0-9840878-1-5 TRAVELS WITH GHOSTS AND OTHER TALES, Home Edition Book. ISBN: 978- 0-9840878-0-8

Details about these products as well as other items about the Ghost Players can be found in the Official Ghost Player eBay Store using the link below.

The movie and book are selling well and receiving great praise by local and national fans. The book and DVD are available for purchase at the Dubuque Sports Complex, the Welcome Center connected to the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce and Scherrman's Brand Source in Dyersville, IA. The book is also available at the River Lights 2nd Edition bookstore, in Dubuque, IA.

"Ghost Player: Relive The Magic" Combo Purchase Details 

 FREE Lenticular Postcard With Your Order!

Pcard-Lenticular Special Promotion - Free Limited Edition Collector Lenticular 4x6 Postcard with any purchase of Ghost Player DVD and Book Package! This is a special 2-scene lenticular postcard that has an empty cornfield photo and when you flip it slightly upwards - the Ghost Players magically appear from out of the corn into full view.

Order Your Combination Package Today!

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 the owner/producer of the film "Ghost Player: Relive the Magic". Ghost Player is responsible for all aspects of the movie and initiates, co-ordinates, supervises and controls matters such as fund-raising, hiring key personnel and arranging for distribution.Ghost Player LLC is involved throughout all phases of the filmmaking process from development to completion of the project.

DreamCatcher Production, LLC is a video production company. DreamCatcher Production, LLC is hired by Ghost Player, LLC as a vendor to bring into being the movie "Ghost Player: Relive the Magic". Duties include all aspects of research, production and marketing.

GHOST PLAYER 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.