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Amanda Whurlitzer is a 12-year-old pitcher who feels insecure about her tomboy image. She is proven to be a good pitcher. Her mother is Buttermaker 's ex-girlfriend.

Amanda was played by Tatum O'Neal in the original film , by Tricia Cast in the TV series and by Sammi Kane Kraft in the remake film .


Original Amanda

TV Amanda

Remake Amanda


  • She wears number 11.
  • She has been romantically involved with Kelly and Josh .
  • She is based on Bill Lancaster .
  • Jodie Foster was cast as Amanda, but dropped out in order to play Iris in Taxi Driver.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker was one of the actress who tried out for the role.
  • Kristy McNichol was offered the role, but the producer changed their mind.