Aug 14, 2018
In episode 73 Tim tells the story of how the Kent Buccaneers, a baseball team made up of Englishmen, Scots, and Irishmen sent out a tweet looking for opponents to play in August in Dyersville, IA. Somehow that tweet comes across Tim’s phone in April. And like Ray Kinsella himself, Tim was on a mission to get ready for a baseball game.
Listen in as Tim describes the process of building a team to play the Buccaneers. This won’t be some ragtag crew that the UK and Irish team will face. This team represents Iowa baseball history, the Moonlight Graham Show, and the core of what the Field of Dreams was all about.
The team name and history is a great story itself. Brenden Gargano showed off his creative and researching skills in creating a logo that represents an actual 1904 minor league baseball team, the Fort Dodge Gypsum Eaters. Tim showed off his GM skills by bringing together a team of his brothers, Dad, cousins, and uncles. The most amazing part of the story is where the movie, the real Archie Moonlight Graham and the Gypsum Eaters all intersect!