* ActorAllusion / CastingGag: Creator/JamesEarlJones as Mr. Mertle, since he'd also starred in ''Film/FieldOfDreams'', another iconic baseball movie.
* AllThereInTheManual: The script reveals that the treehouse the gang hangs out in belongs to Timmy and Tommy.
** Creator/JamesEarlJones plays Mr. Mertle.
** Creator/DenisLeary plays Scott's stepfather.
** Creator/MarleyShelton is the lifeguard.
** [[Film/FullMetalJacket Private Cowboy]] is the voice of older Scott.
** [[Franchise/IndianaJones Karen Allen]] is Scotty's mother.
* PlayingAgainstType: A light-hearted meta-example; Smalls' stepfather is a Yankees fan, while Dennis Leary, who plays him, is a long-time Red Sox fan.
* RealLifeRelative: The actor who played the elder Benny is the brother of the actor who played the young Benny.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: David Mickey Evans wanted to have more sequels for the movie, each taking place in the subsequent decade (one in the '80s, one in the '90s, and so on).