Top 8 The Sandlot Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Sandlot facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Sandlot film message.

At the end of The Sandlot (1993), Smalls has the three autographed Babe Ruth balls: The one given to him by James Earle Jones, the one he lost, and the one Benny signed as a decoy.
At the end of The Sandlot (1993), Smalls has the three autographed Babe Ruth balls: The one given to him by James Earle Jones, the one he lost, and the one Benny signed as a decoy.
The boys know everything there is to know about Babe Ruth... except how to spell his name.
The boys know everything there is to know about Babe Ruth... except how to spell his name.

The Sandlot Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Babe Ruth asks if he can keep a Henry Aaron baseball card. Henry Aaron, better known as Hank, broke the Babe's career home run record, the only player to do so at the time the movie came out.

  2. James Earl Jones' character Mr. Mertle says that he played alongside Babe Ruth who played between 1914-1935. Unfortunately this wouldn't have been possible because the MLB didn't allow players of African American descent until 1947.

The Sandlot Hidden Details

1 - Smalls says that Benny would play baseball no matter what and "tolerates the pool the most." When Squints drowns we can see that he doesn't even have swim trunks and goes in his jeans he was wearing at The Sandlot.
Smalls says that Benny would play baseball no matter what and "tolerates the pool the most." When Squints drowns we can see that he doesn't even have swim trunks and goes in his jeans he was wearing at The Sandlot.

A telephone pole seen behind Wendy Peffercorn at the pool only has wires attached to one side of the top. I don't know if this was a mistake or just normal design.

The iconic line "You're killing me, smalls." was improvised by the young actors.

The Sandlot poster
The Sandlot poster

The Sandlot Plot

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Sandlot. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Director David Mickey Evans
Stars Art LaFleur, Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna
IMDB score 7.8