Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that the team will host a 25th Anniversary Celebration of the movie The Sandlot with a special appearance by actor Tom Guiry at the Friday, July 27th game at TD Bank Ballpark.
Guiry played the lead role, Scotty Smalls, in the 1992 coming-of-age baseball classic.
Smalls moves to a new neighborhood in 1962 with his mom and stepdad and wants to learn to play baseball. Bennie “The Jet” Rodriguez, the neighborhood baseball guru, takes Smalls under his wing and he soon becomes part of the local sandlot baseball team. They fall into adventures involving baseball, tree house sleepovers, get into trouble with the lifeguard at the local pool, take on their rival ball team, and encounter the legendary ball-eating dog called “The Beast” when a Babe Ruth autographed baseball is hit into the dog’s yard.
Guiry will be on the main concourse during the July 27th game against the Road Warriors to meet fans, take pictures, and sign autographs. The 25th Anniversary of The Sandlot will also include several film-related activities throughout the game. There will be a Fireworks Show immediately following the game.
Guiry, A New Jersey native, was born in Toms River and resides in Hamilton.
Some of his other notable appearances were in U-571, The Mudge Boy, Black Hawk Down, Mystic River, and The Four Diamonds.
For more information about The Sandlot 25th Anniversary Celebration featuring Tom Guiry, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.
The 2018 Somerset Patriots Season presented by Ford is underway and features the team’s 20th Season at TD Bank Ballpark. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com.
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