'The Sandlot' Cast Reunites 25 Years After Beloved Film's Release -- Watch!
By Brian Haas
20th Century Fox
Twenty-five years after charming an entire generation of neighborhood rascals, the cast of the coming-of-age baseball classic The Sandlot reunited -- on a baseball diamond, of course.
The reunion came courtesy of Today, who brought the actors who played Smalls, Ham, Squints, DeNunez, Yeah-Yeah, Timmy, Bertram and Repeat to a baseball field to joke, reminisce and get a few innings in. The Sandlot was released in 1993 and details the story of Smalls (Tom Guiry), the new kid in the neighborhood who falls in with the local baseball scamps as they experience life, love and America's pastime.
In the segment, Marty York, who portrayed Yeah-Yeah (and, as a buff grownup looks nothing like that fast-talking skinny kid), opened up about the enduring legacy of the film and its effect on his life.
"It's been crazy, it definitely gets you in places for free," he joked, eliciting laughs from his co-stars. "You can't walk through a Las Vegas casino without someone yelling, 'Yeah-Yeah!'"
As for the beloved Squints, whose amorous stunt to woo the neighborhood beauty, Wendy Peppercorn, was the stuff of legend, actor Chauncey Leopardi said his teenage daughter isn't impressed.
"I think she just thinks I'm kind of a dork," he said.