Dodgers Host Screening of Sandlot – Sept. 1
Baseball and a movie returned to Dodger Stadium for a second time this season on September 1. Following the game, the Dodgers screened the classic baseball film, “The Sandlot,” which has celebrated its 20th anniversary across the country.
Considered one of the finest baseball movies of all-time, “The Sandlot,” directed, narrated and co-written by David Mickey Evans, was characterized as “a charming and whimsical comedy about boys and baseball and a GREAT BIG DOG” by Siskel & Ebert. Evans, producer Cathleen Summers and cast Patrick Renna “Ham”, Chauncey Leopardi “Squints”, Marty York “Yeah-Yeah”, Grant Gelt “Bertram”, Victor DiMattia “Timmy”, Shane Obedinksi “Tommy” and Daniel Zacapa “Police Chief” were on hand for the game and the movie screening and participated in a Q & A session on the field prior to the screening.
As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will be donating $25,000 to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation to refurbish its 29th Dodger Dreamfield in 2013.