Aug 12, 2021; Dyersville, Iowa, USA; Players enter the Field of Dreams before a game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday brought some unfortunate news regarding an actor from one of the most beloved sports movies of all time. Ray Liotta, who played Shoeless Joe Jackson in the classic baseball movie Field of Dreams, passed away at the age of 67 while filming a new movie in the Dominican Republic.

There is currently no cause of death given for Liotta, who rose to prominence for his performances in Goodfellas. According to TMZ, he passed in his sleep and there is no suspicion of foul play.

Many around the sports world were saddened by this news and took time to remember Liotta for his role in the timeless baseball movie.

Liotta is arguably best known for his role in the 1990 classic mobster movie Goodfellas where he portrayed Henry Hill.

He has also taken part in roles in countless other movies such as Cop Land, Corrina Corrina, Operation Dumbo Drop, Unforgettable, Wild Hogs and Blow.

Field of Dreams was such a beloved classic that Major League Baseball decided to replicate the stadium used in the movie for the “Field of Dreams Game” in 2021 between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees, which was considered a huge success.

This unfortunate news on Thursday will certainly be on the mind of sports fans in August when the 2022 edition of the “Field of Dreams Game” takes place between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.