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The Sandlot actors stop in Wisconsin Rapids to celebrate 25th AnniversarySubmitted: 07/20/2018
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - 25 years later and the movie The Sandlot still brings a lot of smiles.

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the classic film.

To celebrate, actors from the movie are on a mini tour around the U.S.

Scotty Smalls and Tommy Repeat Timmons joined the Wisconsin Rapid Rafters Thursday evening.

"It's hard to believe," said Shane Obedzinski, who played Tommy "Repeat" Timmons in The Sandlot. "It feels like it was yesterday. But it's awesome. We are very very grateful."

The Sandlot actors stopped in Wisconsin Rapids to throw the first pitch at the Rafters game and meet their fans.


"I grew up like that, playing ball myself," said The Sandlot Super Fan. "So it was a lot of fun to watch it and play it."

Tom Guiry, who played Scotty Smalls in the movie, believes this movie can teach kids about more than just baseball.

"When it comes down to it, the movie is about friendship, Guiry said. "I think a lot of people can relate to feeling like an outcast growing up or wanting to be accepted."

Both actors said being on the anniversary tour reminds them of how lucky they were to be a part of something so special.

"Seeing the support and love from all the people around America is the greatest gift I could have asked for," Obedzinski said.

"It's almost a little surreal because sometimes you forget how much impact the movie made, Guiry said. "It's very humbling to see how many people still enjoy the movie and love it after 25 years. It's amazing."

Obedzinski said if you haven't seen the movie he promises it's worth the watch.

"It reminds you of a better time, where things were more simple. Kids played outside, he said. "Kids didn't sit on their phones all day. It's just the way things should be."

And Scotty Smalls wants people to never forget his favorite life lesson. 

"Heroes get remembered…but legends never die," Guiry said.

More than 100 people stood in line to meet Smalls and Timmy Repeat.

The actors from the movie all have their own tour date schedules. 


Story By: Mazie Vincent
Photo By: 20th Century Fox

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