Last week we shared our list of the 10 greatest baseball movies of the ’90s. And at the top of that list was The Sandlot. Why? Because it is not only the greatest baseball movies of the ’90s, but one of the best achievements in cinema history (IMHO). How the Academy managed to overlook this masterpiece is totally beyond us.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years (today!) since we first watched Scotty Smalls on his quest to rescue his dad’s prized Babe Ruth-autographed baseball from the clutches of The Beast. It seems like the phrase “You’re killing me, Smalls!” has been around forever! What kind of people would we be today without growing up with Squints, Ham, Benny The Jet, Yeah-Yeah and the rest of the crew? Did hot lifeguard Wendy Peffercorn give us unreasonable expectations about love/pools? These are heavy questions indeed.
In honor of the beloved classic turning 20 years old today, we’ve decided to check in with the team (and the rest of the cast) and see how they look and what they’re up to today. Enjoy!
[Photo: 20th Century Fox]