In honor of the 20th anniversary of coming-of-age baseball film "The Sandlot," Yahoo! Sports’ Big League Stew blog set out to see what happened to the young actors who starred in the movie. Through the help of cast interviews, a chat with director David M. Evans and good ol' Internet searches, here’s what we found. – Mike Osegueda
Scotty Smalls / Tom Guiry Tom Guiry as baseball-naive "Scotty Smalls" was the heart of "The Sandlot," the new kid, trying to fit in at the expense of an autographed Babe Ruth baseball. Guidy continued to act after "The Sandlot." His credits include "Mystic River" and "Black Hawk Down." He was on TV in "The Black Donnellys" in 2007. He acts occasionally today — look for him on an upcoming episode of "Elementary" on CBS.
Now 32, Guiry lives in New Jersey, is a father of three and works in a hospital when he's not acting. (20th Century Fox)
Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez/Mike Vitar Mike Vitar hung up his P.F. Flyers not too long after "The Sandlot" — his acting career, too. Post-Sandlot he was in two "Mighty Ducks" movies and a couple TV shows, but hasn't acted since 1997. Instead, he's putting his smooth Benny "The Jet" moves to work as a firefighter in Los Angeles. (20th Century Fox / Firemen's Relief Association) Michael "Squints" Palledorous / Chauncey Leopardi After "The Sandlot," Leopardi appeared in "Freeks & Geeks" and "Gilmore Girls," to name a few. But he's still Squints, the kid who figured out a way to get mouth-to-mouth from Wendy Peffercorn. See his Twitter handle: @_squintz.
Leopardi, now 31, also appeared in 2007's "The Sandlot: Heading Home" and most recently was in an indie film titled "Coldwater" that debuted this year at South by Southwest. (Facebook)
Ham Porter/Patrick RennaTrash-talking catcher Ham Porter was a fan favorite, uttering some of the movie's more memorable lines. He's still reading lines, acting occasionally. After "The Sandlot," he was in "Son in Law" and "The Big Green." More recently, he was on "Boston Public" and appeared in a Funny Or Die video. (20th Century Fox / Getty Images) Alan "Yeah-Yeah" McClennan/Marty York At least one of 'em has to end up in the tabloids, right? Marty York got buff and became a personal trainer. He also allegedly beat up his girlfriend a few years back. He was recently caught in a man-on-the-street interview — well, the girl he was with got interviewed — and she bragged about being with Yeah Yeah. (Tumblr / Simple Pickup) Wendy Peffercorn/Marley Shelton The girl all the "Sandlot" boys swooned over, Wendy Peffercorn was the lifeguard who Squints tricked into giving him mouth-to-mouth. Of the young actors in the movie, Marley Shelton found the most success afterward. She was in films such as "Pleasantville," "Never Been Kissed," "Sin City" and "Grindhouse,"” as well as the TV series "Eleventh Hour." The above photo is from an Oscar party this year, so she's still very much in the biz. (Tumblr/Getty Images) Kenny DeNunez/Brandon Quintin Adams Kenny was the pitcher in "The Sandlot," but he also proved to be a two-sport star in Hollywood. He was Jesse in "The Mighty Ducks" and its sequel. In recent years, he's done voice work for a video game and started a rap career under the moniker B. Lee. He's on Twitter as @brandonadams22. (Photos: Celebuzz / Facebook) Bertram Grover Weeks/Grant Gelm He's the other Sandlot kid with glasses, and he stayed in show business — just in music. Gelm works in music management specifically. He's got a Twitter account, but it's private. But Facebook tells us he's recently engaged. Congrats, Grant. (Tumblr / Facebook) Tommy Timmons/Shane Obedzinski The Tommy Timmons character is most memorable because he repeated everything his brother Timmy said. These days, he's a mystery. Folks have tried to find The Sandlot actors, and all that's ever turned up of Obedzinski is the photo above from a now-wiped-clean MySpace page. Even director David M. Evans told Yahoo! Sports he wasn't sure what happened to Obedzinksi, same with on-screen brother Timmy Timmons. (Tumblr/Live Journal) Timmy Timmons / Victor DiMattia Again: Something of mystery. Pre-"The Sandlot" seemed to be a more exciting acting time for DiMattia. He ran the gamut of '80s sitcoms: "Family Ties," "Growing Pains," "Punky Brewster" and "Married with Children." He was even in the Vanilla Ice film "Cool as Ice," according to IMDB. The photo above is believed to be DiMattia. Our research presented nothing new, and director David M. Evans didn't have much to tell us about his whereabouts. (Photos: Tumblr)