The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:00 am

Dad builds 5-year-old son $30K 'Field of Dreams'

Associated Press


BROOKFIELD, Ohio – An Ohio boy's wish for a "Field of Dreams" has become reality two years later.

Jason Kidd initially ignored a request from his 3-year-old son to build a baseball field in the backyard of their Brookfield home in northeastern Ohio.

But a few days later he realized their backyard could fit a whiffle ball field.

Kidd estimates he has spent $30,000 on the clay infield, regulation bases, raised pitchers mounds and foul lines that he painted himself.

The family calls field "The Re-Jake," in a nod to Jacobs Field, the original name of the Cleveland Indians home ballpark.

Kidd says he first learned how to play baseball at a young age and that the field is a great way to teach his now 5-year-old son the game.

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