Anyone who’s ever played baseball as a kid or even been a kid, period would like the movie The Sandlot. It will always go down as a baseball classic but in my mind it’ll always go down as one of the most nostalgic films to ever remind me of my youth. While there were other kids baseball films in the 90s like Rookie of he Year and Little Big League, I don’t think anything encapsulated the beauty of baseball as seen through the eyes of kids as The Sandlot. Luckily for us the same writer and director that brought us this classic is back writing and he’s bringing us another baseball movie.
David Mickey Evans, has revealed that he’s written a new baseball movie called Junior America, and it’s based on a true story. Evans announced the news on Twitter, calling his new project “The next The Sandlot for a new generation.”
The next "The Sandlot" for a new generation. Based on a true story… pic.twitter.com/pa6sfUsMDM
— David Mickey Evans (@DMESandlot) May 2, 2017
Evans, who also wrote and directed The Sandlot 2 in 2005, described the story of his new screenplay in a blog post on his personal website: