Who are the Savannah Bananas and why are they a viral sensation?

It’s simple. The rambunctious team has managed to make baseball entertaining.

They have been compared to the Harlem Globetrotters, but in reality, they are still playing a truly unscripted game. There just happens to be dance breaks and people on stilts thrown into the mix.

Next year, the Savannah Bananas are headed to Boston, and here’s how to get into the craziest game to ever come to Fenway Park.

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Who Are the Savannah Bananas?

The owner of this crazy team, Jesse Cole, is a Massachusetts native from Scituate who once had dreams of being in the major leagues. He coached on the Cape, and even though he loved the game, he knew it was boring.

Eight years later, Cole’s crazy dream is flourishing in Savannah, Georgia with a traveling group of entertainers who love the game of baseball as much as he does.

“Our goal is to create the craziest, most outrageous baseball entertainment show in the world, and that’s what we do every time,” he said. When Cole spoke to Fun 107 last year, he shared how he used to sleep on an air mattress and even sold his home to make this dream come true. Nowadays, the Savannah Bananas have a wait list for every city they go to, and Fenway Park is no exception.

Banana Ball Rules

Every inning is worth one point. The team with the most runs gets a point for that inning, except the last inning where every run counts.

The game has a two-hour time limit, there is no stepping out of the box, and there is no bunting allowed.

The rest of the rules ensure the game runs quicker than your standard baseball game, with a few oddball rules. My personal favorite is if a fan catches a foul ball, it's considered an out.

How to See the Savannah Bananas at Fenway Park

Banana Ball will take over Fenway on June 8th, 2024, and due to their massive following, they don’t sell tickets the old-school way. Fans will have to join a ticket lottery by December 1st to be in the running for tickets.

Joining the list doesn’t guarantee the opportunity to buy tickets, and a random drawing will take place about two months before the event. If you are one of the lucky ones to be selected, you will have an opportunity to purchase tickets.

Baseball will be bananas next year, and we can't wait for it.

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Gallery Credit: The Savannah Bananas Facebook

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