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* BigScaryBlackMan: He's built up as this scary individual who keeps a monstrous dog in his backyard. Subverted as he turns out to be a nice guy once the boys finally meet him. When the boys tell him that they were trying to get their ball back from his dog, he simply asks them why they didn't just ask him to get it for them.


* VerbalTic

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* VerbalTic
VerbalTic: A characteristic phrase he says in every sentence? Yeah-Yeah, he has one.



* ThoseTwoGuys

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* ThoseTwoGuys
ThoseTwoGuys: They are brothers who exist as a narrative pair. Tommy doesn't do anything but repeat everything his older brother says.


* TheNewGuy: To [[TheTeam the Sandlot team.]]

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* TheNewGuy: To A kid that moved into the neighborhood of [[TheTeam the Sandlot team.]]]] He needs everything explained to him and tries to fit in. They accept him primarily to fill an empty spot.



* DeadpanSnarker: The above quote for instance.

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* DeadpanSnarker: The above CatchPhrase quote for instance.
instance, and many others.



* BabiesEverAfter: ''And how.'' He and Wendy have enough kids together to field an entire baseball team by themselves.

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* BabiesEverAfter: ''And how.'' He and Wendy have enough kids together to field an entire baseball team by themselves.



* HappilyMarried: Implied with Wendy.

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* %%* HappilyMarried: Implied with Wendy.



* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue[=/=]TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: What do you mean, "he got ''really in to'' TheSixties"?

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue[=/=]TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: What do you mean, "he got ''really in to'' TheSixties"?
TheSixties, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold and no one ever saw him again]]"?



* BigFriendlyDog: Probably the uber example.

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* BigFriendlyDog: Probably All the uber example.
while the boys were fearing him and trying to get the ball back, he was ''playing'' with them. He ''licks'' Smalls at the first opportunity.



* CoolOldGuy

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* CoolOldGuyCoolOldGuy: A former pro whose very understanding about kids accidentally knocking balls into his yard.


* NaiveNewcomer: Not just to the neigbhorhood but to the game itself.

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* NaiveNewcomer: Not just to the neigbhorhood but to the game itself. He doesn't even know who Babe Ruth is, which leads to the issue in the climax of the film.


!!!Scott Smalls

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!!!Scott !Scott Smalls



!!!Benjamin Franklin "Benny" Rodriguez

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!!!Benjamin !Benjamin Franklin "Benny" Rodriguez



!!!Hamilton "Ham" Porter

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!!!Hamilton !Hamilton "Ham" Porter



!!!Michael "Squints" Palledorous

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!!!Michael !Michael "Squints" Palledorous



!!!Alan "[=Yeah-Yeah=]" [=McClennan=]

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!!!Alan !Alan "[=Yeah-Yeah=]" [=McClennan=]



!!!Kenny [=DeNunez=]

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!!!Kenny !Kenny [=DeNunez=]



!!!Bertram Grover Weeks

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!!!Bertram !Bertram Grover Weeks



!!!Timmy and Tommy Timmons

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!!!Timmy !Timmy and Tommy "Repeat" Timmons



!!!The Beast and Mr. Mertle

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!!!The !The Beast and Mr. Mertle


* StopHavingFunGuys: The ''only'' fun activity he tolerates other than playing baseball is going to the pool, and even then he kicks up a fuss.

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* StopHavingFunGuys: The ''only'' fun activity he tolerates other than playing baseball is going to the pool, and even then he kicks up a fuss.

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* BabiesEverAfter: ''And how.'' He and Wendy have enough kids together to field an entire baseball team by themselves.


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* BigFriendlyDog: Probably the uber example.


!!!Hercules
Hercules is an English Mastiff owned by Mr. Mertle, a blind elderly black man who lives behind the Sandlot where the kids play baseball. Known by the kids as "The Beast", he greedily hoards any ball hit over the fence. Although the kids think he's mean and evil, it turns out he just likes keeping the balls and is defensive about them. Really, he turns out to be a gentle giant, and at the end he's considered their mascot.

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!!!Hercules
Hercules
!!!The Beast and Mr. Mertle
The Beast
is an English Mastiff owned by Mr. Mertle, a blind elderly black man who lives behind the Sandlot where the kids play baseball. Known by the kids as "The Beast", he greedily hoards any ball hit over the fence. Although the kids think he's mean and evil, it turns out he just likes keeping the balls and is defensive about them. Really, he turns out to be a gentle giant, and at the end he's considered their mascot.


Mr. Mertle (played by Creator/JamesEarlJones), his owner, is actually a former Negro Leagues baseball player, whose blindness cut his career short. He named his dog in honor of his former teammate Creator/BabeRuth (who's considered the "Hercules of Baseball"). He befriends Smalls at the end. Smalls says at the end that Hercules lived to be 199 dog years old (about 28 1/2 years old).

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Mr. Mertle (played by Creator/JamesEarlJones), his owner, is actually a former Negro Leagues baseball player, whose blindness cut his career short. He named his dog in honor of his former teammate Creator/BabeRuth (who's considered the "Hercules of Baseball"). He befriends Smalls at the end. Smalls says at the end that Hercules lived to be 199 dog years old (about 28 1/2 years old).old).
* CoolOldGuy
* GameBreakingInjury: Took a fastball to the side of the head, which ended up blinding him.


Squints (played by Chauncey Leopardi) looks like a nerd, but is also a good baseball player and a hammy storyteller. He is also a bit of a lech, having a major crush on an older local girl, Wendy Peffercorn. He largely drives the myths surrounding The Beast. In the epilogue, he's revealed to have bought the local pharmacy, and married Wendy. They have ''nine'' children (but what else are you going to do when your wife is Marley Shelton?!)

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Squints (played by Chauncey Leopardi) looks like a nerd, but is also a good baseball player and a hammy storyteller. He is also a bit of a lech, having a major crush on an older local girl, Wendy Peffercorn. He largely drives the myths surrounding The Beast. In the epilogue, he's revealed to have bought the local pharmacy, and married Wendy. They have ''nine'' children (but what else are you going to do when your wife is Marley Shelton?!)
children.



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* SupportingProtagonist: While it's his story, Benny's the one who gets the most spotlight and is treated as TheHero. Considering Scott's admiration of Benny, it's only fitting.



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* TokenMinority: The only named Hispanic character in the film.




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* TokenMinority: The only African American kid of the Sandlot gang.


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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue[=/=]TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: What do you mean, "he got ''really in to'' TheSixties"?

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