Ray Liotta, who passed away earlier this year, will be recognized during the MLB’s big event ‘Field of Dreams’.
Sources told TMZ there will be a homage to Liotta during the Reds vs. Cubs game on Thursday night in Dyserville, Iowa.
Liotta starred in the 1989 movie Field of Dreams.
It is not yet clear how the MLB will honor Liotta, who played Shoeless Joe Jackson in the movie that the stadium and game are based on…
But he is going to have some kind of presence at the field.
Kevin Costner, who starred in several scenes with Liotta, honored the late actor by highlighting just how much he meant to him in a sweet message on Instagram…
“Field of Dreams is about belief and those rare moments where magic becomes real,” said Costner, “And it doesn’t work unless Shoeless Joe is worth the wait unless he’s special. And Ray Liotta was special.”
Costner further added: “When Ray died back in May, I reminisced about how our batting practice moment together was not a stunt. It was real, and it happened as you saw it.
“I said that God gave us that stunt that night, and now God has Ray. And though he may be gone, that’s the beauty of a game like baseball and a movie like ‘Field of Dreams.’
“He gets to live forever in our hearts-whenever he steps out of that cornfield. He’s become eternal. Long live Shoeless Joe, and long live Ray, who helped show us that when dreams come from the heart, they really can come true,” he finished.
Unfortunately, it was announced by Frank Thomas, owner of the ‘Field of Dreams’ that Costner won’t be attending the Thursday game. But plenty of others will be there to pay tribute to the late star.
Liotta passed away in the Dominican Republic in May at just sixty-seven years old.
Rest in peace, Ray Liotta.