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David Mickey Evans Added to Sandlot Night Festivities

June 29, 2018 - International League (IL) - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders News Release

MOOSIC, PA. - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are pleased to announce that David Mickey Evans, the director/ co-writer of the 1993 baseball classic "The Sandlot," will be in attendance on July 28 at PNC Field as the club honors the 25th anniversary of the film.

"The Sandlot was actually inspired by an incident in my childhood," Evans said. "My little brother jumped a backyard fence to retrieve a baseball. There was a vicious dog back there chained up."

Evans was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre and wrote the script along with Robert Gunter. The Sandlot has become one of the most iconic baseball stories of all time.

"I can literally remember every single moment of that magical summer," Evans stated for the anniversary release DVD. " None of us had any idea what would become of the movie we were making, that remains, like the great tagline from the original trailer, "A little piece of paradise a half a block wide and a whole summer long!" We knew we were having fun, we knew we were getting good stuff, but there was no way to know whether it would stand the test of time."

The RailRiders are giving away 2,500 Hamilton "Ham" Porter bobbleheads, presented by Dickson City Hyundai. Patrick Renna, the actor who portrayed Porter in the movie will also be in attendance to sign autographs.

Tickets for The Sandlot Night or any remaining home game are available now online at or by calling (570) 969-BALL.

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