The cast of “The Sandlot” reunited on the baseball diamond Thursday, 25 years after the iconic coming-of-age movie landed in theaters, and the kids are all grown up.
The gang got back together on the “Today Show” for a reunion celebrating the milestone anniversary of the classic film about a group of kids spending the summer playing baseball and getting into mischief.
The reunion included Tom Guiry (Scotty Smalls), Patrick Renna (Hamilton "Ham" Porter), Chauncey Leopardi (Michael "Squints" Palledorous), Marty York (Alan "Yeah-Yeah" McClennan), Brandon Quinton Adams (Kenny DeNunez), Victor DiMattia (Timmy Timmons), Grant Gelt (Bertram Grover Weeks), and Shane Obedzinski (Tommy "Repeat" Timmons).
Missing from the reunion was Mike Vitar, who played Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez in the movie, but director, writer and narrator David Mickey Evans joined the guys on the mound.
"It's been crazy," York says to reporter Gadi Schwartz. "I mean, it definitely gets you in places for free. I can't walk through a Las Vegas casino without someone yelling 'Yeah-Yeah!'"
Released in 1993, “The Sandlot” was set in 1962 and followed the summer of a group of neighborhood kids who played a never-ending baseball game and went head-to-head with the legend of a dog named "The Beast." The film became impactful for successful future athletes and was even recreated by the New York Yankees, who paid homage to the unforgettable Babe Ruth scene in the movie.
"The film was made with the same amount of love that people have for it, and it was the greatest summer of our lives," Evans says.
"It made a big impact on a lot of people's lives," Guiry says.