The Sandlot Cast Just Reunited After 25 Years, Because “Legends Never Die”

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Can you freakin’ believe it’s already been 25 years since the Sandlot boys spent their Summer trying not to hit baseballs over the fence for fear of that ginormous drooling dog? Yeah, same – I can’t either. To celebrate the iconic film’s 25th anniversary, the crew assembled again to relive their glory days with the Today show, and we just about passed out from a nostalgia overload. Eight of the nine main cast members were present for the legendary reunion, including Patrick Renna (“Ham”), Chauncey Leopardi (“Squints”), and Marty York (“Yeah-Yeah”). Mike Vitar (Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez) unfortunately wasn’t there, and we’re a bit sad because he’s grown up to be quite the stud muffin.

As the famous saying from the film goes, “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die,” and that certainly rings true because the actors are still called by their character names to this day. “It definitely gets you in places for free,” Marty told Today‘s Gadi Schwartz of his continued Sandlot fame, adding, “I can’t walk through a Las Vegas casino without someone yelling ‘Yeah-Yeah!'” Though the movie was a favorite among ’90s kids, it apparently hasn’t found the same favor among the actors’ children. “I showed [my son] the movie for the first time, and he’s really big on Moana,” joked Patrick Renna, a.k.a. “Ham,” during the interview. Ugh, you’re killin’ me Smalls!

See what else the gang had to say about The Sandlot‘s lasting impact (and watch them return to the baseball diamond again!) in Today‘s video below.

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