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Team of Dreams Game to Honor Veterans and Show Support for Wounded Warriors
Tom Wiedmayer, Vice President and COO of Mystique Casino. address the huge crowd at the FoD.
The Mystique Casino along with baseball great, Wade Boggs and the rest of the All-star Ballpark Heaven crew created an amazing event that we hope returns again next year.
About 4,000 people attended the Team of Dreams Spectacular at the Field of Dreams movie site. Some also had the chance to attend an exclusive dinner with the players at the Mystique Casino. Others had the chance to play in a Poker Tournament.
The Field of Dreams was the hostsite for the Team of Dreams event, which was a celebrity softball game, held as a fundraiser to honor veterans and support three veterans programs.
Many Major League Baseball legends took the field to play a game of softball with the Ghost Players and local dignitaries to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project, Veteran's Freedom Center, and Honor Flight of Greater Dubuque.
Among the baseball legends that played for the exhibition softball game were Pete Rose and Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson, Jim Rice, Johnny Bench, Wade Boggs, Rickey Henderson, Jim Palmer, Rod Carew, Bruce Sutter, Carlton Fisk, Ozzie Smith, and Paul Molitor. Dwight Gooden and Frank Thomas also played.
Johnny Bench was as entertaining to listen to, as he was to watch play the game. His choice to do some of the running commentary at the same time he was catching while sitting in a lawn chair was hilarious.
Frank Dardis umpire, Johnny Bench catching & commentating while Rickey Henderson was going long.