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 Wendy kicks the gang out and says "and stay out," this is a reference to the three stooges (1937) grip grumps goans. See more
When the adult Smalls is telling the story of Babe Ruth in the beginning of the movie, there is a shot of the field from the box when it is almost completely covered in shadow with the sun from behind the box (at around 1 min). The next shot of the pictures on the wall however, there are shadows coming from the frames which can only happen when the sun is facing the box. See more
Where did your old man get that ball?
I don't know. Some lady gave it to him. She even signed her name on it.Some lady named... Ruth. Baby Ruth.
The opening 20th Century Fox logo plays in complete silence. See more
Some network television prints omit a scene involving a local carnival and the kids' first time using chewing tobacco. See more
Referenced in Tosh.0: Rifle Kid
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