The start of the movie flashes back to 1962 when Benny becomes Benny "the Jet" Rodriguez. The main part of the movie is set in 1972, ten years after the events of The Sandlot. The new Sandlot crew of nine kids have moved into the neighborhood of San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. They have started playing baseball in the Sandlot. The previous kids have all grown up and moved away. Johnnie Smalls, the little brother of Scott Smalls, has heard the legend of "The Great Fear" (a beastly mutated dog, as he puts it when he later on tells the group about The Beast) owned by Mr. Mertle, who lives behind the Sandlot. A no-nonsense boy named David Durango is the leader of the team, consisting of Johnnie, Mac, Tarqell, Saul and his little brother, Sammy (referred to as "Fingers", because he is deaf). Behind the Sandlot, next to Mr. Mertle's home, lives the Goodfairer family. David’s rival and the school bully, Hayley Goodfairer, the daughter and her two friends initially befriend the other boys in a census to share the Sandlot, but their relationship burgeons potently into a friendship when they find themselves in a big problem with The Beast next door, despite Hayley calling David a little baby, and David calling Hayley a spoiled brat.