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The Sandlot Details


The Sandlot is sparsely narrated by the main character (now an adult) who occasionally drops in on the action to comment on events or help move the story along. Tom Guiry plays Scotty Smalls, the shy new kid on the block who wants to join the rowdy pickup baseball team that plays every day in the neighborhood sandlot. But he doesn't know how to catch a baseball, and his stepfather (Dennis Leary) is too busy to teach him. He tries out for the sandlot gang anyway, and though he isn't very good, it turns out he's lucky: there happen to be only eight of them, and nine makes a team. The summer passes blissfully as Scotty learns to play ball under the wing of Benny Rodriguez (Mike Vitar), the oldest and best player, as well as Ham, Squints, Repeat, and the rest of the kid-eccentrics. The skies darken, however, when Benny literally knocks the stuffing out of the team's only baseball, a sign of impending doom, or worse, bad luck. Wanting to set things right, Scotty returns home and "borrows" his stepfather's ball, which he promptly uses to hit his first home run, knocking the ball clear out of the sandlot into mean old Mr. Mertle (James Earl Jones)'s junkyard, home to Mertle's legendary guard dog The Beast. Scotty admits that he took the ball without asking, and he naively explains that his stepfather will want it back since it had a woman's name written on it: some lady named Babe Ruth. Horror-stricken, the sandlot gang mobilizes to fetch the autographed ball from the clutches of The Beast, building a series of mechanical ball-retrieval machines which get progressively more complicated and preposterous as The Beast's size grows in their imaginations. ~ Anthony Reed, Rovi

  • Release date:April 1, 1993


Tom Guiry
as Scotty Smalls
Mike Vitar
as Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez
Patrick Renna
as Hamilton "Ham" Porter
Chauncey Leopardi
as Michael "Squints"' Palledorous
Marty York
as Alan "Yeah-Yeah" McClennan
Karen Allen
as Mom
James Earl Jones
as Mr. Mertle
Brandon Adams
as Kenny DeNunez
Grant Gelt
as Bertram Grover Weeks
Shane Obedzinski
as Tommy "Repeat" Timmons
Denis Leary
as Bill
Art La Fleur
as "The Babe"
Arliss Howard
Marley Shelton
as Wendy
Shari Rhodes
Daniel Zacapa
Victor di Mattia
as Timmy Timmons
Herb Muller
as Young Mr. Mertle
Chuck Fick
as Giants Catcher
Keith Campbell
as Thief
Wil Horneff
as Phillips
Bob Apisa
as Home Plate Umpire
Garret Pearson
as Police Chief
Maury Wills
as Coach


David Mickey Evans
Dale de la Torre
William S. Gilmore
David Mickey Evans
Robert Gunter
Anthony Richmond
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Michael A. Stevenson
Chester Kaczenski
Production Designer
Marc Dabe
Art Director
Robert Gunter
Associate Producer
Chris Zarpas
Executive Producer
Cathleen Summers
Executive Producer
Mark Burg
Executive Producer
Grania Preston
Costume Designer
William M. Elvin
First Assistant Director
Timothy R. Sexton
Frederic W. Brost
Unit Production Manager