* AwesomeMusic: "Green Onions", which plays when the sandlot boys have their confrontation with the Little Leaguers.
* CriticalDissonance: The film has mixed reviews from critics with a 57% on Rotton Tomatoes but overly positive reviews with audiences with a score of 89%.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Forcibly, nonconsensually kissing a girl is an important rite of passage. It's said that they were "banned from the pool forever that day", but this is a sidenote, so the example is still valid. She's even said to have been impressed by it and married him in the epilogue.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Smalls' mother telling him to get into trouble during the summer (not too much, but some) becomes not so funny after the actor who played Smalls got arrested 20 years later.
* HoYay: Smalls and Benny.
* MemeticMutation:
** "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis FOR-E-VER. FOR--E--VER.]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis FOR---E---VER."]]''
** "You're KILLING me, Smalls!"
** The how to build some s'mores scene.
* NauseaFuel: [[spoiler:[[VomitChainReaction The fair scene]], [[VomitIndiscretionShot in all its glory]].]] Surprisingly works quite well as AnAesop.
* OneSceneWonder: Creator/JamesEarlJones as [[spoiler:Mr. Mertle, the owner of the junkyard and Hercules aka "The Beast".]]
* RecycledScript: The second movie's plot is almost exactly the same as the first, with the exception of a few plot details.
* SignatureScene:
** The standoff between the Sandlot kids and their rival team.
--->'''Ham:''' You play ball like a girl!
** The chase scene with Benny and the Beast.
--->'''Benny:''' Sandlot! Sandlot! Sandlot!
** The how you build some s'mores scene.
--->'''Ham:''' You're killing me Smalls!
* SpecialEffectFailure: The cutaway shots of fireworks during the Fourth of July game are stretched horizontally (the fireworks appear oblong), meaning non-anamorphic stock footage was spliced into the film.