The Benchwarmers is a 2006 American sports-comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan. It stars Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Heder. It is produced by Revolution Studios and Happy Madison Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures.
Gus, Clark and Richie (Rob Schneider, Jon Heder and David Spade) are three middle-aged 'nerds'; Clark and Richie were the unpopular children who were constantly bullied by 'jocks' and were always left on the bench at their baseball games, because of their less-than-stellar athletic abilities. When a nerdy boy named Nelson and his friends are kicked off a nearby baseball diamond by a team of bullies, Gus and Clark chase the bullies away. When Gus and Clark return with Richie to play again and get back their feel for the game, the bullies return and demand that they leave. Gus challenges the bullies to play them for the field, and the three friends, despite Clark and Richie's poor abilities, win the game. Days later, one of Clark and Richie's bullies, Brad (Sean Salisbury), challenges them to another baseball game with his team, but the three friends win again.
After winning the first game, Mel's friend, the former New York Yankees superstar Reggie