Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. Rodriguez, the neighborhood baseball guru, takes Smalls under his wing - soon he becomes 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.
They're more than a team. They're the best buddies in the entire history of the world.
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Did You Know?
James Earl Jones also played a baseball enthusiast in Field of Dreams
(1989), four years earlier. However, in real life he actually hates baseball. See more
When Scotty puts his plates in the kitchen sink, a Pillsbury Doughboy cookie jar is seen on the counter. The movie takes place in 1962, but the mascot wasn't introduced until 1965. See more
You were all leaving, so I thought I'd hop the...
If you'da been thinkin you wouldn't 'a thought that.
The opening 20th Century Fox logo plays in complete silence. See more
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda
Adapted and arranged by Hugo Peretti
, Luigi Creatore
, George David Weiss
, and Albert Stanton
Performed by The Tokens
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music See more