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The Sandlot cast reminisces on 25th anniversary of its release

It's been 25 years since moviegoers were first introduced to "You're killing me, Smalls" and "For-ev-er," in what would become one of the most beloved movies about baseball ever.

The Sandlot opened in theaters on April 7, 1993, and in honor of its anniversary, CBS Sports' Matt Snyder spoke with most of the cast and writer/director David Mickey Evans, discussing such famous scenes as Squints kissing Wendy Peffercorn and the Beast, a.k.a. Hercules, chasing Benny through town. Evans told Snyder he had no idea the movie would have such a dedicated fan base, and it's a "combination of surreal, intense gratitude, a certain amount of artistic satisfaction, obviously, and mind-boggling."

The movie was shot over the summer, and it was just like camp, Brandon Quintin Adams (Kenny DeNunez) said. "I think the best part of the movie is that they just captured us being natural and boys being boys, you know, we were just out there and that's where a lot of the feeling and spirit comes from," he added. Talk a walk down memory lane with the cast at CBS Sports. Catherine Garcia