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.
No uniforms. No problem. No girls. No problem. No ball. *BIG* problem!
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Did You Know?
When the narrator is describing how everyone grew up towards the end, he says that Bertram (Grant Gelt
) "got really into the sixties, and no one ever heard from him again". In real life, Gelt would go on to land a part in The '60s
(1999). See more
Scotty wears a pair of white Converse low tops starting with the scene when he and the others are at the stand cooling off with Coca-Cola where Squints and Yeah-Yeah arrive with the new ball but in the next scene where the sandlot rush out with their clothes when they get kicked out of the pool, he has his old shoes. See more
Man, this is baseball. You gotta stop thinking. Just have fun. I mean, if you were having fun you would've caught that ball. You ever have a paper route?
I helped a guy once.
Okay, well chuck it like you throw paper. When your arm gets here, just let go. Just let go, it's that easy.
[starts to jog away
How do I catch it.
Just stand out there and stick your glove out in the air. I'll take care of it.
The opening 20th Century Fox logo plays in complete silence. See more
Referenced in Rough Streets
Written by Al Jackson Jr.
(as Al Jackson, Jr.), Booker T. Jones
, Lewie Steinberg
(as 'Lewis Steinberg) and Steve Cropper
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s
(as Booker T. and The MG's)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products See more