In the 1993 movie The Sandlot, Benny Rodriguez befriends the new neighborhood nerd and teaches him how to play baseball, thus spawning a cult classic filled with timeless one-liners. Read on to find out what became of the boys after leaving the ‘lot.
Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry)
Movie Fate: Smalls grew up to become a sports announcer. In the final scene of The Sandlot, he gives a play-by-play of his ol’ buddy Benny stealing home in a Major League game.
As of Late: Guiry’s turn as Smalls led to a steady stream of roles, including heavy-hitting dramas like Black Hawk Down and Mystic River. He has appeared on some of TV’s hottest shows as well, such as CSI: Miami, Law & Order and, most notably, NBC’s The Black Donnellys.
Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez (Mike Vitar)
Movie Fate: After Benny pickled The Beast, he earned the nickname “The Jet” — a moniker particularly befitting when he became a fleet-footed Major Leaguer.
As of Late: Mike cemented his pre-teen heartthrob status as Luis Mendoza in two Mighty Ducks movies. After several roles on TV during his teenage years, Mike walked away from acting altogether and has served as a City of Los Angeles firefighter since 2002.
Hamilton “Ham” Porter (Patrick Renna)
Movie Fate: Hamilton “Ham” Porter graduated from the dusty baseball diamond to the arena ring upon becoming a professional wrestler known as “The Great Hambino.”
As of Late: The chubby-cheeked actor followed up The Sandlot with films like The Big Green and Son-in-Law (OMG, who could forget him as Pauly Shore’s horndog pseudo-little-brother-in-law-to-be?). The practicing Scientologist has also appeared on TV hits like The Closer.
Michael “Squints” Palledorous (Chauncey Leopardi)
Movie Fate: Squints actually married lifeguard Wendy Peffercorn! They popped out nine kiddos (hoping to field their own baseball team?) and bought Vincent’s Drugstore.
As of Late: Chauncey teamed up with Patrick on the movie The Big Green. Other movie appearances include The Opposite of Sex and the third installment of The Sandlot. The actor’s bountiful TV castings include Freaks and Geeks and Gilmore Girls. He also looks oddly like Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino from Jersey Shore.
Alan “Yeah-Yeah” McClennan (Marty York)
Movie Fate: Yeah-Yeah capped off military school with a stretch in the Army. After doffing his military duds, he became a pioneering developer of bungee jumping.
As of Late: Marty’s portfolio includes popular shows like Wings, along with a few movie roles and voice work in Hey Arnold! Marty made headlines for his personal life when, in 2009, he was booked for battery. (Sorry, Yeah-Yeah, but backhanding your lady is a big no-no.)
Kenny DeNunez (Brandon Quintin Adams)
Movie Fate: Although he never made it to the Majors like Benny, DeNunez did play Triple-A ball. He later became a business owner and the coach of his son’s little league team, The Heaters.
As of Late: Adams was one of the few young actors of The Sandlot boasting prior hallmark moments — most notably in Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, The People Under the Stairs and Mighty Ducks. Still booking gigs, Adams recently wrapped Stuck in the Corners.
Bertram Grover Weeks (Grant Gelt)
Movie Fate: According to Smalls, Bertram got really, really into the ’60s… and no one ever saw him again.
As of Late: Quite accomplished prior to The Sandlot, Grant Gelt walked away from the iconic film and continued booking bit parts (think Saved By the Bell spin-offs). After the TV movie The ’60s, however, he dropped off the acting radar — a little life imitating art, no?
Tommy “Repeat” Timmons (Shane Obedzinski) and Timmy Timmons (Victor DiMattia)
Movie Fate: Tommy and Timmy turned into an architect and a contractor, respectively, and became multimillionaires upon inventing mini-malls.
As of Late: Obedzinski has done very little since and — while he appeared in the classic kids’ movie Radio Flyer beforehand — DiMattia’s only other credits to date are three Adventures in Odyssey videos and the TV movie Children of the Dark.