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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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Yankee Irving (voice)
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Sandlot Kid #1 (voice)
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Sandlot Kid #2 (voice)
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Babe Ruth (voice)
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Darlin' (voice)
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Announcer (voice)
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Hobo Louie (voice)
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Bully Kid Tubby (voice)
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Hobo Andy / Maitre D' (voice)
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Lefty Maginnis (voice)
Marcus Maurice ...
Willie (voice)
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Emily Irving (voice)
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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 <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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


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15 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Untitled IDT Entertainment Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Loosely based on Joe Dimaggio not Babe Ruth; Dimaggio's bat was stolen at the height of the famous 56 game hitting streak. It was found and returned by a boy named Jimmy Ceres from Newark, NJ who searched for 5 days and found the bat. See more »

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When Marty say's "He's my hero", her tie sinks through the picture of her dad. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

In Memory of Christopher & Dana Reeve. See more »

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

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DREAM LIKE NEW YORK
Written by Tyrone Wells and Elina
Performed by Tyrone Wells
Produced by Chris Karn
Courtesy of True American Records / Position Music
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What's all the fuss? This is a fine movie.
26 September 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

It's strange how people are reacting to this movie. I'm not sure what they're expecting. This is simply a fine, fun movie for the 4 to 10 year old set. I brought a group of kids with me that were in that age group and they all loved it. They were cheering at the end. As a parent I also found it quite enjoyable. It's no "Shrek" I suppose, but few movies are. This is just a fine animated film with a good plot, a good moral, and no bad language. Some reviewers are upset because some things don't make sense - like whether there could be lights on Wrigley field, or whether "Seabiscut" was around at the time this movie was supposed to take place? Please. Who cares? Certainly the kids don't. What more could you want in a fun animated flick for children? Take your kids to see it and enjoy.


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