THE SANDLOT is a likeable children's diversion about baseball and friendship, set during a perfect California summer in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Lonely young Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) lives in the San Fernando Valley; his widowed mother (Karen Allen) has recently married Bill
(Denis Leary), with whom Scotty has yet to develop a comfortable relationship. The boy is intrigued by a motley group of eight neighborhood kids who play baseball in a nearby sandlot. Their leader is Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez (Mike Vitar), a tall, handsome boy with extraordinary baseball talents
who notices the shy, "square" spectator. Benny invites Scotty to play and complete their te...