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#9 The Sandlot - Top 10 Greatest Sports Movies of All Time

For those who grew up in the 1960s and ’70s, the movie “The Sandlot” will bring back several childhood memories. This especially true if you were playing any type of baseball during that era let alone just growing up in that period. This fictional tale of one group of kids who thrived on pickup baseball is a nostalgic comedy that features several different personalities of a ragtag bunch of pre-teens who just wanted to enjoy hitting and throwing a baseball around and just being a boy growing up at that time.

The Sandlot reminded me of the street I grew up on and the neighborhood where I lived as it was common to have pickup baseball games and carry on during non-school hours much like Smalls, Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez, “Ham” Porter,” “Squints,” “Yea-Yeah,” and Timmy Timmons among the others did. “Your killing me Smalls!” is one of the all-time most remembered quotes from a sports movie.

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Harv Aronson

Harv Aronson

Harv currently writes for Abstract Sports, the Sports History Network, and the magazine Gridiron Greats. Harv wrote the published book "Pro Football's Most Passionate Fans" and as a professional writer has had articles published in an array of sports publications.

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