The Savannah Bananas rolled their high-flying baseball game into Massachusetts this week, and surprisingly, they had a few Boston legends join them on the field.
On Wednesday night, the minor league baseball club (with the very bright uniforms) took their game to Campanelli Stadium in Brockton. However, the game quickly sold-out upon tickets going on sale.
Back in October, the Savannah Bananas announced they were bringing their “banana ball” on tour. This would bring the ball club to 33 cities in 20 states over the course of the 2023 summer.
“The 2023 world tour will be the most mind-boggling, exhilarating, craziest, and fun thing that has ever happened in sports,” said Bananas head coach Tyler Gillum, in a press release issued by the club. Forty players from the team are part of each tour stop.
And in Boston, two local legends took the field as well. One of them fit in perfectly with the Bananas. He was a character himself when he helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series in 2004. His unique look and personality was a Banana before the Bananas. Next, a local college football hero who also spent some time with the Patriots took the Campanelli Stadium field as well.
Banana Ball Highlights
Boston.com reported that in addition to these appearances, fans were treated to “raining donuts, dancing umpires, the tallest baseball player ever, and walk-off win.” Unfortunately, the Bananas were on the wrong side of the home run. The Party Animals ultimately won the game. The Party Animals are the rival team that travel with the Bananas on this baseball tour. The team is also owned by Jesse Cole (Savannah Bananas team owner).
The Boston legends who made an appearance with the Savannah Bananas on Wednesday night played different roles in the entertainment. In fact, their crowd-thrilling participation came within different innings of the game.
It is unknown if these pros will be part of the Savannah Bananas games in Portland, Maine this weekend. However, here who is made the trip back to town on Wednesday.