SPRINGFIELD — The second annual, “MLB Field of Dreams,” game is set for tonight between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago Cubs and 95-year-old Don Rinker of Springfield, one of the Reds oldest fans, will be in attendance.
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Rinker tells News Center’s 7 Haley Kosik that he was just 14-years-old when he went to his first Cincinnati Reds baseball game.
“My first game was in 1939 at Crosley Field,” he said.
Rinker was a paper for the Springfield News and Sun and sold the most newspapers and won a trip to the game for his hardwork.
“I sat in the last row at the end of left field,” said Rinker. “I’ve been a pretty good supporter for a long, long time.”
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He’s been a regular season ticket holder since 1974 and has gone to more than 1,000 Reds’ games. He attended Dream Week in 1981.
“Well that was a lot of fun,” Rinker said. “You met a lot of different people.”
He turned 95-years-old Tuesday and his daughter Kim bought two tickets to the, “Field of Dreams,” game in Dyersville, Iowa; the same filming location as the iconic move, starring Kevin Costner.
“They play in a cornfield!” Rinker told Kosik.
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The tickets cost nearly $900 and thinks this will be game yet and predicts a Reds win.
“The Reds eight, Cubs zero.”
A-maize-ing. #MLBatFieldOfDreams pic.twitter.com/h51n5Wszhs— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 11, 2022
First pitch between the Reds and Cubs is at 7:15 p.m.
Party like it's 1919❗️#MLBatFieldOfDreams 🌽 #RedsThreads pic.twitter.com/62HQCGYj5p— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 8, 2022
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