You’re killing me, Smalls! Sandlot costars Chauncey Leopardi (Squints) and Patrick Renna (Ham) reunited at a Minnesota Twins game on May 17 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1993 cult classic.
Leopardi, now 31, and Renna, now 34, are currently traveling with director David Mickey Evans on a nationwide tour to host special screenings of the baseball comedy. The stars paid a visit to Target Field in Minneapolis and chatted with Fox Sports about how it feels to be reunited.
“Seeing these guys, it’s like we were never apart,” Renna said.
“It’s been a while,” Evans added. “I get to hang out with them. It was lump in the throat time. We’ve kept in touch a little bit and keep tabs on each other.”
The cast happily posed for photos with Twins players, who, understandably, are big fans of the film. “It’s to the point where I’m a little bit older than most of the players,” Leopardi said. “So it’s cool that they kind of grew up with it so when I do meet major league players, as happy as I am to meet them, it’s mutual.”
And they all have a mutual love for baseball.
“Honestly, that’s kind of what the sport of baseball is about. It’s about teamwork and teammates,” Renna said. “But there’s something more to baseball than, in my opinion, any other sport. Even coming and watching a baseball game, the experience. I think that’s why Sandlot has stood the test of time so well because it’s about so much more. It’s not just your typical sports movie.”
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