Two decades after Smalls lost his father's Babe Ruth-signed baseball and Benny the Jet stole home, the cast of The Sandlot convened outside of Salt Lake City for a special screening as well as a Q&A session.
The classic movie was filmed on a field in Glendale, just outside of Salt Lake City. Twenty years after the release of the film, many of the actors joined director David Mickey Evans for a special reunion.
The field, which was rebuilt to look like the original movie set, hosted a clinic by the Salt Lake City Bees, the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. Several Bees players worked with Little Leaguers on baseball fundamentals.
Afterwards Matt Shoemaker, who pitches for the Bees, tweeted a photo of some of the Sandlot actors. From left to right is Victor DiMattia (Timmy Timmons), Marty York (Alan "Yeah-Yeah" McClennan, in the Dodgers cap), Patrick Renna (Hamilton "Ham" Porter), Chauncey Leopardi (Michael "Squints" Palledorous) and Shane Obedzinski (Tommy "Repeat" Timmons).
AWESOME day!! Did a camp with the original cast of "Sandlot", on the original field where they filmed it!! pic.twitter.com/6vJUguXF3G
— Matt Shoemaker (@MattShoemaker33) July 22, 2013
After the clinic the film was screened and the actors took questions from the audience.
Perhaps the most memorable part of the day was when Evans called his girlfriend, Stacey McGillis, to home plate in front of some 1,500 people. Evans dropped to one knee on the field that made him famous and proposed to McGillis.
She said yes.
"I told him if it was going to happen," McGillis told the Salt Lake City Tribune, "it better be special."
(H/T to For The Win)