Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. The neighborhood baseball guru Rodriquez takes Smalls under his wing, and soon he's part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair. Beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him. Written by
Ed Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A piece of paradise a half block wide and a whole summer long.
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Did You Know?
Mr. Mertle (James Earl Jones
) shows the boys a photo of himself with Babe Ruth
and Lou Gehrig
. Of course it is a retouched photo. Jones' head was put on the body of Hall Of Fame slugger Jimmie Foxx
who was the real player pictured with Ruth and Gehrig. The real photo can be seen in many baseball books. See more
The Henry Aaron card that Benny owns is enclosed in a Lucite baseball card holder (at 01:16:16 and 01:16:56). In 1962 Lucite baseball holders had not yet been invented. See more
Oh yeah, the Great Bambino. Of course! I thought you said the Great Bambi.
That wimpy deer?
Yeah, I guess. Sorry.
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Finger Poppin' Time
Written by Hank Ballard
Performed by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
(as Hank Ballard and The Midnighters) See more