In 1919, the Chicago White Sox lost the series to the Cincinnati Reds, and eight White Sox players were later accused of intentionally losing games in exchange for money from gamblers; it was the biggest scandal in major league history. Many of Shoeless Joe's greatest fans, including Ray Kinsella, were profoundly saddened to hear the news that their idol would no longer be playing baseball. The novel “Shoeless Joe” by W.P Kinsella and its adaptation movie “Field of Dreams” by Phil Alden Robinson are both like and unalike in terms of relationships, characters, plot, settings and theme.
The plots of both “Shoeless Joe” and “Field of Dreams” are similar and different in a variety of ways. Both works involve a farmer from Iowa, named Ray Kinsella