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A boy (Jake T. Austin) begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Officer Bryant / Additional Voices (voice)
Yankee Irving (voice)
Sandlot Kid #1 (voice)
Ralph Coppola ...
Sandlot Kid #2 (voice)
Babe Ruth (voice)
Darlin' (voice)
Announcer (voice)
Hobo Louie (voice)
Conductors / Umpire (voice)
Bully Kid Tubby (voice)
Hobo Andy / Maitre D' (voice)
Lefty Maginnis (voice)
Marcus Maurice ...
Willie (voice)
Emily Irving (voice)


A young boy named Yankee Irving finds himself at an extraordinary crossroads: He has a chance to be a hero - and make a difference against incredible odds - or he can play it safe. With faith in himself instilled by his family, he teams up with a sassy young girl and some off-the-wall sidekicks and embarks on a sometimes perilous, often funny, cross-country quest. In the process, he restores his family's honor, befriends the world's biggest sports superstar, and reveals the hero within. Written by Anthony Pereyra <>

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No matter where life takes you, always keep swinging. See more »


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Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled IDT Entertainment Project  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,061,762 (USA) (15 September 2006)


$14,522,427 (USA) (1 December 2006)

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Did You Know?


Dana Reeve's final project. See more »


The Cubs use the left dugout at Wrigley Field, not the right one. See more »


Announcer: And it just goes to show you... You can be the smallest, you can be the weakest, you can be the worst player on the field, but when people tell you you're no good, and say you should give it up, you know what you do? You just keep on swinging.
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In Memory of Christopher & Dana Reeve. See more »


Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #41.9 (2009) See more »


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Good, clean, joyful fun for the whole family!
23 September 2006 | by (Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I took our 3-year-old to see it and all three of us enjoyed it very much. The animation was incredible...the story was very great and the awesome message that the movie gives is applicable in not only children's lives but it's something that we (adults) could adopt as our own "motto." I had no idea that Chris Reeve directed this movie until the end credits. I see now that he died while working on it. His wife and son did voices in it too. It certainly was refreshing to see a story like this after being bombarded by all these animated animal movies that seem to be a dime-a-dozen lately. I think we need more family shows of this caliber. I can't wait to see it again.

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