From the moment you hear the drums, the trumpets, and Ray Charles' voice as Benny runs up to Smalls' front doorstep straight through Benny's home run ball rolling off the screen under the fireworks, there's no scene in cinematic history that quite compares with The Sandlot's Night Game.
For those two minutes and 27 seconds, everything else in the world fades away. All that matters is the firecrackers in the street, the fireworks in the sky, Ham's hands filling up with hot dogs, and sweet, sweet baseball.
Do you know what won Best Picture in 1994? Neither do we, but it wasn't The Sandlot. Shame on you, Oscars.