|00:01:01||and it happened
in the 1932 World Series.|
|00:01:05||The story goes that in the bottom
of the ninth inning with two outs,|
|00:01:08||a full count
and the tying run on base,|
|00:01:11||Babe Ruth raised his arm and pointed
to the center field bleachers.|
|00:01:14||No one believed it,
because nobody had ever done it before.|
|00:01:19||But The Babe
was calling his shot.|
|00:01:22||On the next pitch, the Great Bambino
hit a towering 400-foot home run.|
|00:01:28||And even although he'd been
a hero before that,|
|00:01:31||that's pretty much
how he became a legend.|
|00:01:34||Thirty years later, a kid named
Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez...|
|00:01:38||became a neighborhood legend.|
|00:01:40||It was in the greatest summer
of my life...|
|00:01:43||when he taught me
to play baseball,|
|00:01:45||and he became my best friend.|
|00:01:47||And he got me out of the biggest
pickle I'd ever be in.|
|00:02:21||Go! Go! Go!|
|00:03:02||Come over at 9:00.|
See you later.|
|00:03:13||I moved to the neighborhood
two weeks before school let out.|
|00:03:17||It was the same summer
that Dodger Maury Wills would
break the stolen bases record.|
|00:03:18||It was the same summer
that Dodger Maury Wills would
break the stolen bases record.|
|00:03:22||So with something
that incredible going on,|
|00:03:24||it should've started off with loads
of great things happening for me,|
|00:03:28||but it didn't.|
|00:03:30||I was from another state,
and I didn't have a single
friend in a thousand miles.|
|00:03:36||It was a lousy way
to end up the fifth grade,|
|00:03:38||'cause I had zip time
to make friends before summer.|
|00:03:42||And that's about
where it all started.|
|00:03:50||My real dad died
when I was just a little kid.|
|00:03:53||My mom had married Bill about a year
before we moved to the Valley.|
|00:03:58||At the time, he and I were still
getting used to each other.|
|00:04:07||- Um, Dad?
- Mm-hm m?|
|00:04:10||I -I mean Bill.|
|00:04:12||- Remember you-- you promised
you'd teach me to play catch?
could you teach me?|
|00:05:25||I'd followed them
to the sandlot once after school.|
|00:05:29||I'd never seen any place like it.|
|00:05:31||It was like their own little
baseball kingdom or something.|
|00:05:34||It was the greatest place
I'd ever seen anyway.|
- But they were good,|
|00:05:39||- real good.
- Come on, Bertram!|
|00:05:41||And all I had was a plastic toy mitt
that my grandmother gave me...|
|00:05:44||for my birthday when I was six.|
|00:05:47||But when I finally got up enough guts to
go out there and try and make friends,|
|00:05:51||I found out that they never kept score,
they never chose sides,|
|00:05:55||they never even really
stopped playing the game.|
|00:05:57||It just went on forever.
Every day they picked up where
they left off the day before.|
|00:06:02||- It was like an endless dream game.
- Come on! Come on!|
|00:06:05||There was only eight of them,
so they didn't have a whole team.|
|00:06:08||So even though I didn't know
how to play, I figured
I could be the ninth man...|
|00:06:12||and maybe just stand in the outfield
somewhere and take up space.|
- Of course, if I'd have known what was
gonna happen when I got there,|
|00:06:19||- I got it!
- I probably never would've gone.|
|00:06:24||- Nice catch.
|00:06:54||Come on, Benny,
hit a homer!|
|00:06:57||- Come on!
- Hey, batter, batter, batter!|
- Watch out!|
|00:07:22||Okay, I'll get it!
|00:07:25||Don't be a goofus. Don't be a goofus!
Don't be a goofus!|
|00:07:38||- Throw the ball back! Come on!
- Yeah, hurry up!|
|00:07:53||We are waiting!|
|00:07:55||Come on! Throw it!|
|00:08:02||- Come on, toss me the ball!
- Come on!|
|00:08:14||Oh, my God!|
|00:08:20||My life's over.|
|00:08:22||Did you see that hand?|
|00:08:28||If it wasn't for Benny,|
|00:08:30||I never would've made
a single friend that summer,|
|00:08:33||'cause all the rest of those
guys thought I was a lost cause.|
|00:08:37||Even before we became friends,|
|00:08:40||Benny and me were connected, connected
for the one moment later that summer...|
|00:08:44||when I'd get us all
into the biggest pickle...|
|00:08:46||any of us had ever seen.|
|00:08:59||Oh, I'm sorry, Mom.
It was an accident.|
|00:09:12||Scotty, have you made
any friends yet?|
- Why not, honey?|
|00:09:22||'Cause I'm still new.|
|00:09:24||I don't want you sitting around in here
all summer fiddling with this stuff...|
|00:09:28||like you did last summer
and the one before.|
|00:09:30||I know you're smart,
and I'm proud of you.|
|00:09:33||I want you to get out into the fresh air
and make some friends.|
scrape your knees, get dirty.|
|00:09:41||Climb trees, hop fences.|
|00:09:43||Get into trouble,
for crying out loud.|
|00:09:46||Not too much, but some.
You have my permission.|
|00:09:50||How many mothers do you know who
say something like that to their sons?|
|00:09:53||Well, none mothers, I guess.|
|00:09:56||Honey, I want you to make
some friends this summer. Lots of them.|
|00:10:02||Yeah, I know.|
|00:10:04||But I'm not good
at anything, Mom.|
I'm just an egghead.|
|00:10:08||Honey, you'll always be just an egghead
with an attitude like that.|
|00:10:35||- He's too busy, Mom.
- Oh, no, honey, he's not.
He has some time.|
|00:10:39||You go on back out there
and ask him.|
|00:10:44||- Uh, Bill, uh--
|00:10:46||I mean, Dad, uh, can we--|
|00:10:50||I mean, could you, like you said,
teach me to play catch?|
|00:10:56||But I gotta get
this done, okay?|
|00:10:58||- Okay, thanks.
- All right.|
|00:11:03||Uh, couldn't you take a break
and teach him now?|
|00:11:07||- Mom, it's okay, really.
|00:11:09||I said I would, and I will,
but I'm under the gun here.|
|00:11:12||How long could it take?|
|00:11:14||Can't you spare half an hour
and show him now?|
|00:11:17||- Mom, really, it's okay.
- All right.|
|00:11:21||Okay. I'll get my glove.|
|00:11:27||See? I told you.|
|00:11:33||All right, Scotty, get down
to that end of the yard.|
|00:11:37||Now, the key to this game
is keeping your eye on the ball.|
|00:11:40||No matter whether you're in the field
or at bat, eye on the ball, okay?|
|00:11:43||All right. Uh, yeah.
I think so.|
|00:11:46||Where the ball goes,
your glove should go. Got it?|
|00:11:50||Okay. All right.|
|00:11:58||It's all right.
|00:12:09||Um-- Uh, here.|
|00:12:16||Okay, I'm ready.|
|00:12:18||Eye on the ball, okay?
|00:12:23||If the ball moves,
move your glove. Got it?|
|00:12:27||All right. Here we go.|
|00:12:35||Okay. You just need a bigger glove.
Throw it back to me this time.|
|00:12:41||Throw it back.|
keep your eye on the ball.|
|00:13:01||Okay. Got it.|
|00:13:06||Ow! Oh, my eye!|
|00:13:09||Ow! Ow! Oh!|
|00:13:14||- What happened?
- My eye.|
|00:13:17||- Honey, get some ice. Ice.
- No, I got it.|
|00:13:20||- Here you go.
- Those were for dinner.|
- Just hold it up there.|
|00:13:24||Nice and hard.
Press it against-- Yeah.|
|00:13:26||- I just took my eye off the ball, Mom.
- Yeah, but you caught it.|
|00:13:29||Just keep that on for, like, an hour.|
|00:13:32||It'll still be black,
but it won't swell.|
|00:13:38||Gotta watch out
for that curve.|
|00:13:52||I'm gonna play some ball.
We need an extra guy. You wanna go?|
|00:13:55||- No. Thanks.
- Why not? Don't you like baseball?|
|00:13:59||- Oh, yeah, but--
- But what?|
|00:14:03||But my glove--
|00:14:06||Uh, see? Now I can't go.
|00:14:14||I got an extra one.|
|00:14:18||Come on. Let's go.|
|00:14:23||Mom, I'm gonna go
play some ball!|
|00:14:25||I'll be back
in a little while.|
|00:14:27||Come on. Let's go.|
|00:14:32||And I'm Babe Ruth.|
|00:14:45||Check this out.|
|00:14:48||I'm the Great Bambino.|
|00:14:52||- I'm the Great Bambino.
|00:14:55||I'm the Great Bambino.|
|00:15:08||I had no idea
who they were talking about.|
|00:15:11||- What did he say?
- What, were you born in a barn, man?|
|00:15:14||Yeah, what planet
are you from?|
|00:15:16||But there was
no way I could let them know.|
|00:15:19||You never heard
of the Sultan of Swat?|
|00:15:21||The Titan of Terror?|
|00:15:23||- The Colossus of Clout?
- The Colossus of Clout!|
|00:15:26||- The King of Crash, man.
- So I lied.|
|00:15:30||Oh, yeah, the Great Bambino.
|00:15:34||I thought you said,
"the Great Bambi."|
|00:15:36||That wimpy deer?|
|00:15:38||Yeah. I guess. Sorry.|
|00:15:44||Anyway, Scott, that's
Timmy and Tommy Timmons,|
|00:15:49||Mike "Squints" Palledorous,|
we call him Yeah-Yeah--|
|00:15:55||Bertram Grover Weeks,|
and Hamilton Porter.|
|00:16:00||We call him Ham.
Guys, this is Scott Smalls.|
|00:16:06||Yeah, um, wel I, he's gonna play with us
'cause he makes nine.|
|00:16:10||Now we've got a whole team. We're
wasting time. Let's go to the sandlot.|
|00:16:14||- Benny, it's 9:00 in the morning.
- It's 9:00.|
|00:16:16||- Why'd you bring him, Benny?
- 'Cause there's eight of us,
and he makes nine.|
|00:16:18||- Why'd you bring him, Benny?
- 'Cause there's eight of us,
and he makes nine.|
|00:16:20||Yeah, yeah, so would my sister,
but I didn't bring her.|
|00:16:23||With nine guys we've got
a whole team, Yeah-Yeah.|
|00:16:26||No. With Elswenger
we had a whole team.|
|00:16:30||- Elswenger could catch.
- And throw.|
|00:16:34||Come on, Benny, man.
He ain't game.|
|00:16:36||- You saw the way he threw.
|00:16:40||You already fill up all
the empty positions since
Elswenger moved to Arizona.|
|00:16:44||Right. And now I get to rotate
eight positions instead of seven.|
|00:16:47||- I need the practice, guys.
- You're the best on the team.
You don't need any practice.|
|00:16:51||- No, you don't.
- You're the best, man.|
|00:16:54||Come on, Benny, man.
The kid is...|
|00:16:56||a L-7 weenie.|
Oscar Mayer even. Foot-long!|
|00:17:04||Dodger dog! A weenie!|
|00:17:09||What are you laughing at, Yeah-Yeah?
You run like a duck.|
|00:17:13||Okay, okay, but I'm-- I'm--|
|00:17:15||- Part of the game, right?
- Mmm, yeah.|
|00:17:19||Now, how come
he don't get to be?|
|00:17:21||- 'Cause he's a geek, man.
- He can't catch.|
|00:17:23||Man, base up,
|00:17:32||Smalls, you take
left center, okay?|
|00:17:35||Okay. Um, where
exactly is that?|
|00:17:40||It's over there, man.|
I said left center.|
|00:18:03||Come on, Benny, man.|
|00:18:06||He's never gonna catch the ball anyway.
Let's just play.|
|00:18:11||- What a jerk.
- Yeah-Yeah, get two.|
Throw it in here, Bertram!|
|00:18:30||- Hey, Smalls, throw it to second.
|00:18:36||- Come on, Benny.
He's never gonna catch it.
- He's not gonna catch it.|
|00:18:43||Oh! I told you, Benny.
We told you.|
|00:18:50||Come on, Benny.
Why'd you do that?|
|00:18:56||A square, Benny.
The kid's a square.|
|00:19:06||Come on. Throw it in.|
|00:19:09||What the hell's he doing?|
|00:19:15||I don't believe this.|
|00:19:21||Here. Sorry. Sorry.|
|00:19:50||You can throw it, you know.|
|00:19:59||I don't know how.|
|00:20:03||Thanks for taking me here,
but I think I'd better go.|
You think too much.|
|00:20:10||I bet you get straight A's
and shit, huh?|
|00:20:12||No, I got a "B" once.|
|00:20:14||Actually an A-minus.
But it should've been a "B."|
|00:20:18||Man, this is baseball.
You gotta stop thinking.|
|00:20:21||You just have fun.|
|00:20:23||I mean, if you were having fun,
you would've caught that ball.|
|00:20:29||You ever have
a paper route?|
|00:20:31||I helped a guy once.|
|00:20:34||Okay. Well, chuck it like
you would throw a paper.|
|00:20:37||When your arm gets here,
just let go.|
|00:20:41||Just let go.
It's that easy.|
|00:20:44||How do I catch it?|
|00:20:49||Just stand there and stick your glove
out in the air.|
|00:20:52||I'll take care of it.|
|00:20:54||About time, Benny.
My clothes are going out of style.|
|00:20:58||- They already are, Squints.
- Shut up!|
|00:21:01||I told you, Benny.|
|00:21:06||Smalls, throw it to second.|
|00:21:15||We're wasting time, Benny.|
|00:21:19||Please catch it.|
|00:21:29||Please catch it.|
|00:21:31||Please catch it.
Please catch it.|
|00:21:45||- All right!
- He's all right.|
|00:21:49||I told you so, man.|
|00:21:58||- Let's play some ball.
- Yeah, let's play some ball.|
I knew it... all the time.|
|00:22:25||I'll show you some more
|00:22:28||- Okay. Bye.
- You did good.|
|00:22:30||See you later, Ham.
|00:22:32||- 8:00, Benny?
- Yeah. See you later, Smalls.|
|00:22:34||Bye. See you tomorrow.|
|00:22:38||- Your glove.
- Keep it, man.|
|00:22:52||Um, bring a T-shirt
and jeans tomorrow, okay?|
|00:22:57||- Oh, um, you got a fireplace?
- Oh, yeah.|
|00:23:03||Throw that hat
in there, man.|
|00:23:05||Oh, yeah. You know,
it was the only one I had.|
Wear my old hat.|
|00:23:10||8:00 tomorrow morning.|
|00:23:18||Mom, guess what?|
|00:23:36||Hamilton "The Babe" Porter.|
|00:23:42||Come on, DeNunez.|
Yes, I see it. Yes.|
|00:24:00||You call that pitching?|
|00:24:03||This is baseball,
|00:24:06||- Give him a tennis racket.
- Give me something to hit.|
|00:24:09||All right, Ham.
This is my heater.|
|00:24:11||- I dare you to hit it.
- You'll be sorry.|
|00:24:14||- Give that boy a bigger bat.
- You want the heater,
I'll give it to you.|
|00:24:17||Give him a basketball.
Maybe then he'll hit it.|
That's how you do it.|
|00:24:32||Ham, you idiot.
Now we can't play no more.|
|00:24:35||Great, you idiot!|
|00:24:37||Hit me with the heater.|
|00:24:42||Low and outside.
Just like I like it.|
|00:24:56||I'm gonna hit you!|
|00:24:58||Wait a sec. I'll get it.
- 1932 called shot
World Series by The Babe.|
|00:25:03||Called shot by the Babe.|
|00:25:18||- Smalls, come back!
- Hey guys, I'll get it!|
|00:25:24||- What are you doing?
- Smalls, wait!|
|00:25:27||- Guys, what are you--
Guys, I gotta get the ball!|
|00:25:32||- No, wait!
- Get off of me! Now!|
|00:25:36||- You're gonna get yourself killed!
- Killed, man, jeez!|
you could've been killed.|
|00:25:45||Yeah, yeah, truly.
What are you doing?|
|00:25:47||You guys were leaving,
so I just thought I'd hop the fence--|
|00:25:50||- If you were thinking, you
wouldn't have thought that.
- You can't go back there.|
|00:25:54||- Then how do we get the ball back?
- We don't.|
|00:25:56||- We don't.
- It's history.|
|00:25:58||- It's history. Kiss it--
- Kiss it good-bye. Shut up, Tommy.|
|00:26:02||It's gone, man. Gone.|
|00:26:04||Game's over, man.
We'll just get another ball tomorrow.|
- We'll never see it again.|
|00:26:19||What is that?|
|00:26:26||Smalls, listen to me.|
|00:26:30||Go to that fence... real slow,
and be quiet.|
|00:26:34||- But... I-I think--
- No, no, no. No, no.|
|00:26:36||- Just go and peek through that hole.
- But I--|
|00:26:39||- But I saw something. What's back there?
- It's okay. Just go.|
|00:26:43||- Just go.
- Go, Smalls.|
|00:26:46||Come on, Smalls.|
- Be quiet.|
|00:27:18||Something got the ball.|
|00:27:22||W-What was that thing?|
|00:27:36||Hey, guys, sorry I'm late.|
|00:27:38||- My mom made me put on my jacket,
- Shut up!|
|00:27:40||And then she made me do the dishes.|
|00:27:42||Your poor little mommy
made you do the big bad dishes.|
|00:27:45||- Hey, you want a s'more?
- Some more what?|
|00:27:49||No, no, you want a s'more?|
|00:27:51||I haven't had anything yet,
so how can I have some more of nothing?|
|00:27:56||- Shut up!
- You're killing me, Smalls.|
|00:27:59||- All right. Who cut one?
- These are s'mores stuff.|
|00:28:02||- Okay, pay attention.
|00:28:05||First you take the graham.|
|00:28:08||You stick the chocolate
on the graham.|
|00:28:12||- Then you roast the 'mallow.
- No, it's my sleeping bag.|
|00:28:15||When the 'mallow's flaming,|
|00:28:17||Yes, it is yours.
It has a yellow stain on it.|
|00:28:20||You stick it
on the chocolate.|
|00:28:22||- You're gonna set the place on fire.
|00:28:25||- you cover it with the other end.
- Make me one of those.|
|00:28:28||Yeah, me too.|
|00:28:30||- Then you stuff.
- I don't like that chocolate stuff.|
|00:28:33||Kind of messy, but good.
|00:28:36||Okay. Quiet, you guys.|
|00:28:42||Quiet! Are you trying
to wake it up?|
|00:28:45||It just went to bed.|
|00:28:47||- What just went to bed?
|00:28:53||- Oh, yeah!
|00:29:05||The legend of The Beast
goes back a long time...|
|00:29:11||before any of us
could even pick up a baseball.|
|00:29:17||Back to a place
called Mertle's Acres.|
|00:29:21||It all started about, mmm,
20 years ago,|
|00:29:26||when thieves kept stealing junk
from Mertle's Acres junkyard.|
|00:29:30||So Mr. Mertle, the guy
that used to own the place,|
|00:29:34||got him this new pup
from the dog pound.|
|00:29:38||He fed him whole sides of beef...|
|00:29:40||and turned the pup loose
in the junkyard.|
|00:29:43||And the pup was grateful.|
|00:29:57||And so, in a few weeks,
the pup grew into The Beast.|
|00:30:00||And he grew big,
and he grew mean...|
|00:30:04||so that he could protect the junkyard
with only one thing on his mind:|
|00:30:08||to kill everyone
that broke in.|
|00:30:11||And he did, and he liked it a lot!|
|00:30:15||The Beast was the most perfect
junkyard dog that ever lived.|
|00:30:19||A true killing machine.|
|00:30:22||But after a while, the cops started
getting phone calls from people...|
|00:30:25||reporting all the missing thieves,|
|00:30:28||the ones The Beast had killed.|
|00:30:31||It added up to about 120--|
|00:30:38||They never found a single body.|
|00:30:41||Not one. Some people say
they all got away.|
|00:30:44||But we all know
what really happened.|
|00:30:47||The Beast ate them.|
|00:30:49||He ate them bone and all.|
|00:30:53||The Beast was too good
at his guard dog job,|
|00:30:55||so the police said
he had to be retired.|
|00:30:58||My grandpa, Squidman Palledorous,|
|00:31:01||was police chiefback then.|
|00:31:03||He ordered Mr. Mertle to turn
his backyard into a fortress...|
|00:31:08||and chain up The Beast
and put him under the house...|
|00:31:11||where he could never get out
to eat children and stuff.|
|00:31:14||That's where he's been for 20 years.|
|00:31:17||And that's where he'll be
for the rest of his life.|
|00:31:20||Because Mr. Mertle
asked the cops how long...|
|00:31:23||he had to keep The Beast
chained up like a slave,|
|00:31:26||they said until forever.|
|00:31:39||And so, The Beast sits there
under that lean-to,|
|00:31:43||dreaming of the time when he can
break the chain and get out,|
|00:31:48||dreaming of the time
he can chase and kill again.|
|00:31:53||See, man? That's why
you can't go over there.|
|00:31:55||Nobody ever has.
Nobody ever will.|
|00:31:58||One kid did, but nobody
ever seen him again.|
|00:32:01||- That ain't true.
- Yeah, it is.|
|00:32:08||He got eaten.|
|00:32:12||No. None of that's true.|
|00:32:15||You guys are just making this up
to scare me.|
|00:32:21||Stick your head
out that window...|
|00:32:23||and look down.|
|00:32:28||That night I
learned that more than 150 baseballs...|
|00:32:33||had gone over that fence and not one
of them was ever seen again,|
|00:32:36||even when some brave kid...|
|00:32:38||worked up enough courage
to peek over.|
|00:32:40||Because when they went over,
|00:32:43||I knew it was true.|
|00:32:45||Because when I looked down in there,|
|00:32:47||I didn't see a single solitary one.|
|00:32:54||- He's down there.
- You bet he is.|
|00:32:57||Whatever goes over that fence...|
|00:33:04||It becomes the property
of The Beast...|
|00:33:14||- Come on, give it to me.
- No, I wanna carry it.|
|00:33:17||- Come on. I paid for it.
- I wanna carry it.|
|00:33:19||- Oh. Whoa!
- Give it to me.|
|00:33:25||- What's the matter?
|00:33:37||Wendy Peffercorn. Mmm.|
|00:34:04||- Come on, let's go. We gotta get--
|00:34:06||We gotta get to the sandlot. Let's go.|
|00:34:12||- Come on. Let's go.
|00:34:16||I'm sweating like a pig.|
|00:34:19||Let's go! Come on!|
|00:34:24||Where you guys been?
We've been waiting here forever already.|
|00:34:27||Aw, Squints was pervin' a dish.|
|00:34:29||- Shut up. I wasn't.
- Yeah, yeah, you were.|
|00:34:33||Your tongue was hangin' out of
your head, and you was swoonin'.|
|00:34:37||Oh, Wendy Peffercorn,
my darling lover girl.|
|00:34:42||I said shut up!|
|00:34:44||I've got a lot of things
on my mind.|
|00:34:49||This pop isn't working, Benny.|
|00:34:51||I'm baking like a toasted cheeser!
It's so hot here!|
|00:34:55||It's 150 degrees out there.
You can't play baseball.|
|00:34:59||- You have to call it for the day.
- You gotta listen to him, Benny.|
Anybody who wants to be...|
|00:35:06||a "can't hack it" panty waist...|
|00:35:10||who wears their mama's bra,
raise your hand.|
|00:35:14||Yeah, I can handle that.|
|00:35:17||Fine, fine, fine!|
|00:35:19||Be like that.|
|00:35:21||So what are we gonna do?|
|00:35:29||Scam pool honeys!|
played ball all day, all night, rain,|
|00:35:36||shine, tidal wave, whatever.|
|00:35:38||Baseball was the only thing
he cared about.|
|00:35:41||But of all the things
we ever did besides baseball,|
|00:35:43||going to the pool
was what he tolerated best.|
|00:35:46||Even though none of us had
ever seen a Playboy magazine,|
|00:35:49||- which we constantly lied about,
|00:35:52||We figured going to the pool was
the next best thing to being there.|
|00:35:55||I remember you.
|00:36:19||It wasn't really
the pool honeys like we said,|
|00:36:22||because if any one of them
had come up to any one of us,
we'd have just peed our pants.|
|00:36:27||We all went because--|
|00:36:29||well, because Wendy Peffercorn
was the lifeguard.|
|00:36:50||- Aw, man.
- Yeah, yeah. Too cool.|
|00:36:54||She don't know what she's doing.|
|00:36:56||She don't know what she's doing.|
|00:36:58||Yeah, she does.|
|00:37:01||She knows exactly
what she's doing.|
|00:37:04||I've swum here every summer
of my adult life.|
|00:37:10||And every summer,
there she is,|
|00:37:18||- One day it became too much...
|00:37:22||- For Michael "Squints" Palledorous.
|00:37:25||I can't take this no more!|
- And he did the most desperate thing...|
|00:37:31||- Lotioning, oiling.
- Any of us...|
|00:37:33||- had ever seen.
|00:37:45||- What's wrong with him?
- What's he doing?|
|00:37:59||Three summers of this.
I think he finally snapped.|
|00:38:02||I don't know. But that's the deep end,
and Squints can't swim.|
|00:38:42||- Somebody help him!
|00:38:44||Somebody help him!
|00:38:58||Move back. Move back.|
|00:39:00||- Okay, I got him. I got him.
- Come on up, Wendy.|
|00:39:03||Everybody move back.
Move back. Roll him over.|
|00:39:07||Never mind! Never mind!|
|00:39:09||Come on, Squints.|
|00:39:13||- Come on, Squints.
- Come on!|
|00:39:17||- Come on, Squints. Squints.
- Come on, Squints. Come on.|
|00:39:23||- Wake up.
- Come on, breathe, would you?|
|00:39:28||Come on, Squints!
You can do it! Pull through, bud!|
|00:39:35||- Come on, man! Come on!
- Yeah, yeah. He looks pretty crappy.|
|00:39:40||Squints! Come on, man.|
|00:39:46||Oh, God, he looks
like a dead fish.|
|00:40:04||Oh, man, he's in deep shit.|
|00:40:22||And stay out!|
|00:40:49||Oh, hey, here's your glasses.
Did you plan that?|
|00:40:51||Of course I did.
I been planning it for years.|
|00:40:54||You guys, he planned that!
He knew what he was doing!|
|00:40:59||Michael "Squints" Palledorous
walked a little taller that day.|
|00:41:03||We had to tip our hats to him.|
|00:41:05||He was lucky she hadn't
beat the crap out of him.|
|00:41:08||We wouldn't have blamed her.
What he'd done was sneaky,|
|00:41:11||rotten and low... and cool.|
|00:41:15||Not another one among us
would've ever in a million years...|
|00:41:18||even for a million dollars had the guts
to put the move on the lifeguard.|
He had kissed a woman,|
|00:41:25||and he had kissed her long
|00:41:27||We got banned from the pool
forever that day.|
|00:41:30||But every time we walked by
|00:41:32||the lifeguard looked down
from her tower,|
|00:41:34||right over at Squints...|
|00:41:52||- Get your glove and come on.
- What's the big deal?|
|00:41:54||- Night game. Come on. Come on.
- Mom, I'm going out!|
|00:42:14||There was only one night game a year.|
|00:42:16||- Guys, wait up!
- On the 4th of July...|
|00:42:18||the whole sky would brighten up
|00:42:21||giving us just enough light
for a game.|
|00:42:24||We played our best then
because, I guess, we all felt
like the big leaguers...|
|00:42:28||under the lights
of some great stadium.|
|00:42:31||Benny felt like that
all the time.|
|00:42:33||We all knew he was gonna go on
to bigger and better games,|
|00:42:37||because every time we stopped
to watch the sky on those nights
like regular kids,|
|00:42:42||he was there to call us back.|
|00:42:44||You see, for us,
baseball was a game.|
Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez,|
|00:42:51||baseball was life.|
|00:42:57||- Okay, hit it!
- Yeah, yeah, come on, Benny.|
|00:43:35||Now wait a minute.|
|00:43:37||I'm talking about--|
|00:43:59||Yes, He did.|
|00:44:13||- Come on! Hurry up!
|00:44:26||- Throw it in! Throw it in!
- Get him! Get him!|
|00:44:30||Come on! Come on!
|00:44:34||- Come on! Hurry up!
- Go, Benny!|
|00:45:16||It's easy when you play with a bunch
of rejects and a fat kid, Rodriguez.|
|00:45:20||- Shut your mouth, Phillips.
- What'd you say, crap face?|
|00:45:23||I said you shouldn't even
be allowed to touch a baseball.|
|00:45:25||Except for Rodriguez,
you're all an insult to the game.|
|00:45:28||Come on! We'll take you on
right here, right now!|
|00:45:35||We play on a real diamond, Porter.|
|00:45:38||You ain't good enough to lick
the dirt off our cleats.|
|00:45:40||- Watch it, jerk.
- Shut up, idiot!|
- Scab eater!|
|00:45:44||- Butt sniffer!
- Pus licker!|
|00:45:47||- Fart smeller!
|00:45:50||You eat dog crap
for breakfast, geek.|
|00:45:52||You mix your Wheaties
with your mama's toe jam!|
|00:45:57||You bob for apples in the toilet
and you like it.|
- You play ball like a girl!|
|00:46:14||- What did you say?
- You heard me.|
|00:46:21||Noon. At our field.|
|00:46:24||Be there, buffalo-butt breath.|
|00:46:26||Count on it,
pee-drinking crap face!|
|00:46:41||We're gonna kick
their butts tomorrow.|
|00:46:46||- Good job.
|00:46:55||Hurry up, batter.|
|00:46:57||It's gonna be a short game,
and I gotta get home for lunch.|
|00:47:04||You know, if I had a dog
as ugly as you,|
|00:47:09||I'd shave his butt
and tell him to walk backwards.|
|00:47:15||Here it comes.
I dare you.|
|00:47:20||Hey, is that your sister
out there in left field, naked?|
|00:47:25||- She's naked.
- Shut up, Porter!|
|00:47:28||Hey, hey, hey.|
|00:47:30||I'm just trying to have
a little friendly conversation.|
|00:47:33||Come on. You think
she'd go out with me?|
Show me your stuff.|
|00:47:41||- Let's see what you got.
- Hey, batter, batter, batter!|
|00:47:43||Take him out!|
|00:48:02||- Come on!
- Bring it in!|
|00:48:16||Oh! Beat ya.|
|00:48:22||Throw it to third!|
|00:48:55||We were all walking on air that night.|
|00:48:58||It had been a solid victory.|
|00:49:00||In fact, we beat the crap
out of those guys.|
|00:49:03||So we all went to celebrate.|
|00:49:05||And we did
the stupidest thing...|
|00:49:08||any of us had ever done.|
|00:49:10||Hey, guys, it's all on me tonight.|
|00:49:15||Nine tickets, please.|
|00:49:17||- Hey, Benny.
|00:49:19||- Hey, Benny.
|00:49:22||- Come on, you guys!
- What about me? Thanks.|
I almost forgot!|
|00:49:33||Chaw! I was saving it
for a good time.|
|00:49:36||- What is it?
- Big Chief.|
|00:49:40||Jeez, Smalls. I suppose you don't
even know who The Babe is either.|
|00:49:47||It's plug. Wad.
|00:49:50||- 'Baccy, man.
- What do you do with it?|
|00:49:54||You're killing me, Smalls.|
|00:49:59||- Chew it, of course. Yes.
- You do?|
|00:50:01||Yeah, sure, man.
All the pros do it.|
Gives you tons of energy.|
|00:50:07||- Let's dip. Let's dip.
- You got it, guys.|
|00:50:11||Come on. I want some.|
|00:50:14||- Mm. Mm.
|00:50:17||- The best.
- Let's ride!|
- Squints, this is the best!|
|00:51:03||Wow! Yeah! Whoo!|
|00:52:29||Oh, that feels better.|
|00:52:37||I'll be back in an hour.
I'm gonna take your dad to the airport.|
|00:52:43||Honey, are you feeling all right?
You look kind of pale.|
|00:52:45||- I'm fine, Mom.
- You sure?|
|00:52:47||- I'm fine, really.
- All right.|
|00:52:54||While I'm gone, you're the man
of the house. Understand?|
|00:53:00||- Where are you going?
|00:53:03||On business for a week.|
|00:53:05||- We'll take another stab at catch
when I get back, all right?
- Yeah, I guess so.|
|00:53:09||- Take care of things for me.
|00:53:11||- All right?
- I will.|
|00:53:13||Okay. Be a good boy.|
|00:53:16||- I will.
|00:53:25||A couple days after
we all got over acting like big shots,|
|00:53:29||we swore off the hard stuff forever
and just stuck to Bazooka.|
|00:53:33||But the day we all got back
together for some baseball...|
|00:53:36||was the day I got us into
the biggest pickle of all time,|
|00:53:40||and it all started with an omen.|
|00:54:59||I don't believe it.|
- Nah, it ain't.|
|00:55:04||Come on. Maybe two or three
guys in history...|
|00:55:06||ever busted the guts out of a ball.|
|00:55:08||- Must be an omen.
- All's it means is that
we can't play no more.|
|00:55:12||It's only 12:00, and I just ruined
the whole day for us.|
|00:55:15||No, you didn't. That's the most
amazing thing I ever saw.|
- Anybody got any money?|
- Then it ain't okay, 'cause
now we can't play no more.|
|00:55:24||Yeah, we can.|
|00:55:26||What, you got 98 extra cents
lying around, Smalls?|
|00:55:29||- No, but I got a ball.
- Go get it!|
|00:55:49||I got it, guys! I got it!
I got the ball, guys!|
|00:55:52||I got it. Right here, guys.|
|00:55:54||I got the ball. I got it.|
|00:55:57||- Here, Benny. I got it.
- Bitchin'. Your ball, your ups.|
|00:56:00||- Here you go.
|00:56:02||All right. Come on.
|00:56:05||Come on. Yeah, come on!|
|00:56:10||Your fly's open.|
|00:56:19||One, two, three.|
|00:56:21||Three strikes, three pitches.|
|00:56:23||Hey, batter, batter, batter!|
|00:56:25||- Come on, Smalls!
- Hey, batter, batter, batter!|
|00:56:31||Oh, my. Oh, man.|
|00:56:37||Way to go, school meat!
I taught him everything.|
|00:56:43||Oh, man, that was great.
That went clear over.|
|00:56:49||Hey, uh, Smalls,
third base is that way.|
|00:56:52||Hey, Smalls. Smalls.|
|00:56:55||- Go to third.
- Oh, no. Oh, no.|
|00:56:59||Yeah! Nice hit, Smalls.
Nice hit. Yeah!|
|00:57:02||- Oh, no.
- It's outta here!
Who's got the big bat now?|
|00:57:06||- Smalls! Smalls! Smalls!
|00:57:09||You forgot to turn.|
|00:57:11||You go to third base!|
|00:57:19||What the hell's he doing?|
|00:57:21||Maybe the shock of his first homer
was just too much for him.|
|00:57:51||- We got to get that ball back.
- Oh, yeah, right.|
|00:57:55||- Good one, Smalls.
- Yeah, good one, Smalls.|
|00:57:58||Hey, forget about it, man.
Let's get another ball.|
|00:58:01||No, you don't understand!|
|00:58:03||Sure, we do. You feel bad
'cause you belted a homer.
Now we can't play no more.|
|00:58:07||No, you don't understand!
That wasn't my ball!|
|00:58:14||What do you mean,
that wasn't your ball?|
|00:58:17||It was my stepdad's.|
|00:58:19||I stole it from his trophy room.|
|00:58:21||It was a present or something.
Somebody gave it to him.|
|00:58:24||We gotta get it back.
He's gonna kill me!|
|00:58:29||Listen to me, Smalls.|
|00:58:32||It's a matter of life and death.|
|00:58:34||Where did your old man
get that ball?|
|00:58:38||What? I don't know.
Some lady gave it to him.|
- What? Some lady?|
|00:58:44||Yeah. She even signed her name on it.
Some lady named...|
|00:58:47||Ruth, Baby Ruth.|
|00:59:22||The Beast got it.|
|00:59:24||- You're dead as a doornail, Smalls.
- You're dead as a doornail.|
|00:59:27||Smalls, you mean to tell me that you
went home and swiped a ball...|
|00:59:31||that was signed by Babe Ruth,|
|00:59:33||- and you brought it here
and actually played with it?
- Actually played with it?|
|00:59:37||- Yeah, but I was gonna bring it back.
- But it was signed by Babe Ruth.|
|00:59:42||Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
You keep telling me that. Who is she?|
|00:59:51||- The Sultan of Swat.
- The King of Crash.|
|00:59:55||- The Colossus of Clout.
- The Colossus of Clout.|
|01:00:00||The Great Bambino!|
|01:00:04||Oh, my God!
You mean that's the same guy?|
|01:00:09||Smalls, Babe Ruth is the greatest
baseball player that ever lived.|
|01:00:13||People say he was less than a god
but more than a man.|
|01:00:16||You know, like Hercules
|01:00:18||That ball you just aced
to The Beast is worth,|
|01:00:22||well, more than your whole life.|
|01:00:26||I don't feel so good.|
|01:00:30||- Uh-oh, fan him.
- Give him air, give him air.|
|01:00:34||We have to get that ball back.|
|01:00:38||- When does your old man
get home from work?
- He's gone on business.|
|01:00:41||Out of town.
But he could be back anytime.|
Find out when.|
|01:00:47||And, guys, spread out and look
for bottles and cash 'em in.|
|01:00:50||We need 98 cents.
We gotta buy us a ball.|
|01:01:01||- Come on. Let's go!
- Go, go, go, go! Move, move!|
|01:01:05||Come on. Open it up!
Hurry up, hurry up!|
|01:01:08||- Give me the ball.
- Give me something to write with.|
|01:01:11||- I got a pencil.
- Give me a pen, not a pencil!|
- I got a pen.|
|01:01:20||- Baby Ruthie?
- It says, "Babe Ruth."|
|01:01:23||- I don't know, Benny, man.
- Yeah, boy, that looks pretty crappy.|
|01:01:26||It doesn't matter
what it looks like.|
|01:01:28||His mom's never gonna know
|01:01:30||- This'll just buy us
some time, you dorks.
- Okay, come on.|
- Uh, in here, Mom.|
|01:01:55||Oh, hi, honey.
What are you doing in here?|
|01:01:57||Uh, just looking at Bill's--|
|01:02:00||I mean, uh, Dad's baseball.|
|01:02:02||You know he doesn't like
you to touch his things.|
|01:02:07||Yeah. I-- I know. Sorry, Mom.|
|01:02:09||Has he ever told you about that ball?|
|01:02:13||Uh, no. Uh, not really.|
|01:02:16||I-- I don't think so.
No, no, no, he hasn't at all.|
|01:02:21||I don't-- I don't know
anything about it.|
|01:02:23||Babe Ruth signed that ball.
|01:02:26||the greatest baseball player
who ever lived.|
|01:02:29||- Oh. Really?
- He sure is.|
|01:02:33||Your dad's father gave it to him.|
|01:02:36||Maybe someday he'll give it to you.|
|01:02:44||It was salt in an open wound.|
|01:02:47||Even my own mom, a grown-up girl,|
|01:02:49||knew who Babe Ruth was.|
|01:02:52||I was dead meat.|
|01:02:55||We had thought that that ball Benny
had busted the guts out of...|
|01:02:58||meant something amazing
was gonna happen.|
|01:03:01||Now I just figured
it meant my life was over.|
|01:03:03||Hey, I got it!|
|01:03:06||Why don't we just go over...|
|01:03:08||and knock on the door and ask
Mr. Mertle if he can get it for us?|
|01:03:11||Are you out of your mind? Mr. Mertle's
the meanest old man that ever lived.|
|01:03:15||He's the one who made
The Beast eat that kid.|
|01:03:20||It's not an option, Smalls.
Forget about it!|
|01:03:24||Oh, okay. Sorry.
I -- I will.|
|01:03:28||Let's just look out the window.|
|01:04:00||- He's daring us.
- We're on his territory now.|
|01:04:03||Anybody got any bright ideas?|
all thought about it real hard,|
|01:04:09||we had absolutely no idea
what the hell we were gonna do.|
|01:04:12||So things started primitively.|
- Farther, okay.|
|01:04:35||- Just a little bit farther.
- Farther. Farther.|
|01:04:43||Oh, no! Aah!|
|01:05:04||Go to the right a little bit.
Put the back to the right.|
|01:05:12||A little bit farther.|
- Guys, I see it. Turn, turn.|
|01:05:25||You got it. Pull it back.|
|01:05:28||- I got it!
- Got it, guys.|
|01:05:30||Oh, my God!|
|01:05:34||Pull it back! Aah!|
|01:05:58||I think we've seriously
underestimated The Beast.|
|01:06:02||Obviously, we're dealing
with a superior intelligence.|
- Okay, guys, almost ready.|
|01:06:12||We're connecting power now.|
|01:06:33||Okay, we're ready.|
|01:06:35||Initiate retrieval suction.|
|01:06:37||Initiate retrieval suction.|
|01:06:38||Initiate retrieval suction.|
|01:06:40||- Prepare to initiate
retrieval suction number one.
- Okay. Get ready, guys.|
|01:06:44||Initiate retrieval suction
|01:06:47||Initiating retrieval suction
number one now!|
|01:06:53||- Fire number two.
- Initiate number two.|
|01:06:56||Firing two now!|
|01:07:01||- Fire number three.
- Number three now!|
|01:07:10||Ha! You got it.
Haul it up.|
|01:07:20||Pull it up.|
|01:07:33||- What's going on, Squints?
- The pipe-- it's pinched shut.|
|01:07:40||- Turn it off, man!
- I can't! They're shorting out!|
|01:07:44||What the hell is that noise?|
|01:07:47||The vacs are clogged. I don't know
about you, but I'm getting outta here.|
|01:07:52||Oh, no! Aah!|
|01:08:10||They're gonna blow! Aah!|
|01:08:58||We've been going about this all wrong.|
|01:09:03||I blame myself.|
|01:09:06||We need total surprise.|
|01:09:08||An airborne attack.
The Beast will never expect it.|
|01:09:25||- It's clear.
- Take me up.|
|01:09:53||Let me down slow.|
|01:10:02||- A little slower.
- Go slow.|
|01:10:07||Yeah, let me down.
|01:10:09||He's almost there.|
|01:10:18||Let me down right over it.|
|01:10:20||Let him down right overit.|
|01:10:42||Okay, I got it.
Get me outta here.|
|01:10:45||Pull him up.|
|01:10:53||I-- I-- I--|
|01:10:56||- Hey, pull him up!
- Aah! Aah!|
|01:11:17||It was my last chance.|
|01:11:19||So we quit messing around
and pulled out all the stops.|
|01:11:22||I collected every piece
of erector set I had,|
|01:11:25||and it finally became...|
|01:11:28||science against nature.|
|01:11:43||Okay, go with me on the launch.
Come on, Squints.|
|01:11:51||- Prepare to launch.
- Prepare to launch.|
|01:11:53||Prepare to launch. Launching.|
|01:12:23||Okay, you're on the ground.|
|01:12:47||- You went too far. Go back.
- Reverse. It's too far.|
|01:13:03||- The catapult is dropped.
- Open catapult.|
|01:13:06||We're gonna get it. I know it.|
|01:13:29||- Catapult's closed.
- We're gonna get it. Come on.|
|01:13:33||Aah! Fire, fire, fire!|
|01:13:44||I got it! I got it! I got it!|
|01:14:23||My life... was over.|
|01:14:26||Just as Bill had finally
warmed up to me...|
|01:14:28||and asked me to be
the man of the house,|
|01:14:31||I had to knock a priceless chunk of
history into the clutches of a monster.|
|01:14:38||I had a dream that night
about a giant baseball...|
|01:14:42||that was signed by Babe Ruth...|
|01:14:44||falling out of the sky
and hammering me into the ground...|
|01:14:46||like a railroad spike.|
|01:14:49||I didn't know what that meant,|
|01:14:51||but Benny had a dream that night too,
and his was a lot more helpful.|
|01:15:09||Don't go pee in your pants.
I'm just here to give you a hand.|
|01:15:12||- B-But you're--
|01:15:16||Legends never die, kid.|
|01:15:18||But you're really him.|
|01:15:21||You're The Babe.|
|01:15:25||The Sultan of Swat.
The King of Crash.|
|01:15:28||Of Crash, and a hundred
other dopey names.|
|01:15:31||Forget about that stuff, kid.
We ain't got much time.|
|01:15:33||- I'm here 'cause you're in
some kind of a pickle, right?
|01:15:36||A baseball with
my John Hancock on it...|
|01:15:39||went over a fence and you
can't get it back, right?|
|01:15:45||- Then just hop over there and get it.
- Wait, wait!|
|01:15:54||- I can't.
- Can't what?|
|01:15:58||- I can't go into that backyard.
- Why not?|
|01:16:02||There's a beast back there.|
|01:16:08||A giant gorilla-dog thing
that ate one kid already.|
|01:16:12||Is that a fact?
Sit down, kid.|
|01:16:25||Let me tell you something, kid.|
|01:16:28||Everybody gets one chance
to do something great.|
|01:16:32||Most people never take the chance,
either 'cause they're too scared...|
|01:16:35||or they don't recognize it
when it spits on their shoes.|
|01:16:38||This is your big chance,|
|01:16:40||and you shouldn't let it go by.|
|01:16:43||Remember when you busted the guts
out of the ball the other day?|
|01:16:47||Someone's telling you something, kid.
If I was you, I'd listen.|
|01:16:52||Yeah. But what?|
|01:16:55||You're the one with the rubber legs.|
|01:16:58||Figure it out.|
|01:17:04||- I don't know why, but can I have this?
- Sure, yeah.|
|01:17:15||You're saying I should hop over
that fence and pickle The Beast?|
|01:17:22||Think about that, kid.
I'll see you later.|
|01:17:30||Remember, kid, there's heroes
and there's legends.|
|01:17:34||Heroes get remembered,|
|01:17:37||but legends never die.|
|01:17:39||Follow your heart, kid,
and you'll never go wrong.|
|01:17:47||I had a dream. Get dressed.
We're going to the sandlot.|
I'll get my stuff.|
|01:18:00||Only one kid
in history had ever attempted...|
|01:18:03||what Benny was about to,|
|01:18:05||and he got eaten.|
|01:18:07||So we were worried--
|01:18:11||even when Benny brought out
the secret weapon:|
|01:18:14||shoes guaranteed to make a kid
run faster and jump higher,|
|01:18:20||We can't let him do this, man.|
|01:18:46||It was my fault.|
|01:18:50||You don't have to do this.|
|01:18:52||Yeah. Come on, Benny, man. You don't
have to do it. Forget about it.|
|01:18:56||It's like committing suicide,
Benny. Don't do it.|
|01:18:59||- Yeah, don't do it, Benny.
|01:19:01||Don't do it.
|01:19:03||Yeah, I do, Smalls.|
|01:19:07||I have to do this.|
|01:19:17||Heroes get remembered,|
|01:19:19||but legends never die.|
|01:19:22||Follow your heart, kid,
and you'll never go wrong.|
|01:21:38||- Yeah! Yeah!
|01:21:41||- Yeah! All right, Benny!
- Oh, shit!|
|01:21:58||Come on! What are we waiting for?
Let's get him!|
|01:22:10||A werewolf can be killed
only with a silver bullet...|
|01:22:13||or a silver knife
or a stick...|
|01:22:16||- with a silver handle.
- You're insane.|
|01:22:29||- The wolf bit you, didn't he?
- Yeah, he did.|
And heaven help you.|
|01:23:51||Look out! Aah!|
|01:24:07||Hey, hey, hey! Kids!|
|01:24:12||Put it down.
|01:24:16||Whoa, whoa, whoa!|
|01:24:19||Whoa, whoa, whoa!|
|01:24:32||Mommy, Mommy, look.
|01:24:37||Ooh, a big doggy.|
- Look out! Look out!|
Sandlot, sandlot, sandlot!|
|01:24:53||This way! Sandlot!
Shortcut, you guys! Let's go!|
|01:25:10||Where is he?|
|01:25:13||Does anyone see him?|
|01:25:15||I don't see him.|
|01:25:22||There he is!|
|01:27:00||Come on, guys.
help me, please! He's hurt!|
I can't lift it.|
- Now we can play forever.|
|01:29:12||This is bad.|
|01:29:14||This is very bad.|
|01:29:16||Um, we-- we--
we brought your dog home.|
|01:29:22||How'd he get out?|
|01:29:24||I'm telling you guys,
we should've just turned it loose.|
|01:29:29||Um, uh, well, uh-- We, uh--|
|01:29:32||What happened was, we hit a baseball
into your yard. We tried to get it back.|
|01:29:36||- So you're the ones that've
been making all that racket.
- Yes, sir.|
|01:29:40||You get it?|
|01:29:48||Well, first time...|
|01:29:50||that anybody ever got
the best of old Hercules.|
|01:29:54||Why didn't you just knock on the door?
I'd have gotten it for you.|
|01:29:58||Oh, my God!|
|01:30:00||I can't believe you!|
|01:30:02||- We got the ball back, didn't we?
- We almost got killed!|
|01:30:06||Didn't we get the ball back?
Just shut up!|
|01:30:11||We got the ball back.|
|01:30:18||Thanks for bringing him home.|
|01:30:21||Come on in.|
|01:30:28||We'll talk about this baseball.|
|01:30:42||You in trouble,
aren't you, son?|
|01:30:47||Yeah, well, uh,
that was my stepdad's ball.|
|01:30:50||I took it without asking.|
|01:30:53||- It was signed by Babe Ruth.
- George signed this?|
|01:30:57||George Herman Ruth?
|01:30:59||I take it back. You're not in trouble.
You're dead where you stand.|
|01:31:32||I'll trade ya.|
|01:31:35||That's nice of you, but that ball
really is signed by Babe Ruth.|
|01:31:38||So's this one, with the rest
of the 1927 Yankees.|
|01:31:51||Babe Ruth! But why would you trade?|
|01:31:55||That one's all chewed up.|
|01:31:57||I got a lot of good stuff.
Look at that stuff.|
|01:32:00||Besides, you need it
more than I do.|
|01:32:17||You knew Babe Ruth?|
|01:32:19||George? I sure did.
And he knew me.|
|01:32:23||He was almost as great
a hitter as I was.|
|01:32:27||- I would've broken his record, but--
- You went blind.|
|01:32:31||Yep. I used to crowd the plate...|
|01:32:33||so the strike zone
|01:32:37||Pitchers hate that.|
|01:32:41||That's the way I played--
100 % all the time.|
|01:32:44||Baseball was life.|
|01:32:48||And I was good at it, real good.|
|01:32:51||And then... one day,|
|01:32:53||a high fast one, and pow,|
|01:32:56||lights went out.|
|01:33:01||I don't think we
could take this ball.|
|01:33:04||I'll tell you what.|
|01:33:06||You guys come by once a week
and talk baseball with me,
we'll call it an even trade.|
Bill loved the Murderer's Row ball,|
|01:33:22||he was still plenty mad
about me having swiped...|
|01:33:25||his Babe Ruth autographed ball
and ruining it.|
|01:33:29||So I didn't feel too bad when
he grounded me for a week...|
|01:33:33||instead of the rest of my life.|
|01:33:37||Things worked out
between me and him.|
|01:33:40||And from then on,
I didn't have any trouble...|
|01:33:42||just calling him Dad
all the time.|
|01:33:46||We all lived together
in the neighborhood
for a couple of more years--|
|01:33:50||mostly through junior high school--
and every summer was great.|
|01:33:53||But none of them ever came
close to that first one.|
|01:33:57||When one guy would move away,|
|01:33:59||we never replaced him
on the team with anyone else.|
|01:34:02||We just kept the game going
like he was still there.|
to hurt my hand.|
|01:34:08||Don't miss it!|
|01:34:10||It was weird that Benny said...|
|01:34:13||Babe Ruth was like the Hercules
of baseball, and The Beast's
name ended up being Hercules.|
|01:34:17||None of us could figure out
what that meant,|
|01:34:20||but we were all amazed by it.|
|01:34:22||I kept in touch with those guys
over the years,|
|01:34:24||and I found out that Yeah- Yeah's parents
shipped him off to military school.|
|01:34:28||After the army, he became one of the
pioneering developers of bungee jumping.|
|01:34:32||Of course, we all know why.|
|01:34:34||Bertram, well-- Bertram got
really into the '60s,|
|01:34:37||and no one ever saw him again.|
|01:34:39||Timmy and Tommy became
an architect and a contractor.|
|01:34:43||They started out small,
designing playground equipment...|
|01:34:46||and prefabricated tree houses.|
|01:34:48||But they became
|01:34:50||when they invented
|01:34:54||Squints grew up and married
|01:34:56||They have nine kids.|
|01:34:59||They bought Vincent's Drugstore,
and they still own it to this day.|
|01:35:02||Hamilton Porter became
a professional wrestler.|
|01:35:05||You know him
as The Great Hambino.|
|01:35:07||DeNunez played triple-A ball,
but he never got to the majors.|
|01:35:12||He owns his own business now,
and he coaches a little league team...|
|01:35:15||that his sons play on
called the Heaters.|
to be 199 years old--|
|01:35:22||uh, in doggy years.|
|01:35:24||I was the last one
to move away.|
|01:35:27||But when I did,
the sandlot was still there.|
|01:35:31||After Benny pickled The Beast,
his reputation spread all over town.|
|01:35:35||From then on, he was known as
Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez.|
|01:35:38||And the nickname stuck with him
for the rest of his life.|
|01:35:42||Now pinch running
for the Los Angeles Dodgers,|
|01:35:45||Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez!|
|01:35:50||It is the clutch situation
of the season.|
|01:35:53||They say The Jet's lost
a step or two,|
|01:35:56||but I wouldn't be surprised
to see some fireworks here.|
|01:36:02||The Jet's got
a suicide lead and--|
|01:36:06||And there he goes! He's stealing home!
I don't believe it!|
|01:36:09||He's stealing home!|
|01:36:12||He's stealing home,
and they don't see him! The pitch!|
|01:36:22||He's hit the dirt!
He's safe! Safe!|
|01:36:25||Oh, my God!|
|01:36:31||Safe! Safe! Safe!|
|01:36:33||I don't believe it! The Jet
stole home! The Jet stole home!|
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