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Thousands flock to Smokies game for Sandlot night

The Tennessee Smokies took on the Chattanooga Lookouts on Friday with five original cast members from the movie The Sandlot in attendance.
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 11:42 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Friday night the Tennessee Smokies took on the Chattanooga Lookouts in front of a nearly sold-out crowd.

The game between division rivals was flanked by five special guests in attendance.

The actors who played Squints, Smalls, Yeah-yeah, Timmy, and Tommy were at the game to sign items for fans in attendance.

“I’m a big baseball fan, so it’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen,” said a teen in attendance.

The five actors coming together was the largest meeting of Sandlot characters since the 25th anniversary in 2018.

“It just teaches you the basics of baseball man, and what baseball is really about, it’s a family sport,” said a father standing in line.

The night drew the second-largest Smokies crowd in history.

“It just hit a nerve, it’s just not only baseball, but it’s about friendships, growing up, being a new kid on the block it hit them all,” said another father.

The Smokies lost to the Lookouts 10-3 in front of 8,006 fans.

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