The Savannah Bananas baseball team has chosen Mobile and Hank Aaron Stadium for its one city world tour event this spring.
A member of the Coastal Plain League, which features 16 teams throughout the Carolinas, the Bananas will bring what they refer to as “their world-famous baseball circus” to Mobile’s stadium on March 26, 2021.
The Bananas announced the One City World Tour in October and received nominations from fans in over 300 cities and 15 countries. Those nominations were narrowed down to New Orleans, College Station, Daytona Beach, and Johnson City before Mobile was ultimately chosen as the destination for the tour. After the team visited the city, stadium, and met with local officials around Mobile, it became obvious the city should host the Bananas One City World Tour.
“We were blown away by the thousands of fans who nominated their cities,” Bananas owner Jesse Cole said in a statement.” There is so much excitement for people to bring the Bananas to their town. Ultimately, Hank Aaron Stadium is the perfect fit for the Bananas to start the World Tour.”
In addition to the cast of characters, dancers, performers, mascots, and musicians, the Bananas are bringing their own twist of baseball to Hank Aaron Stadium. BananaBall is a fast-paced, action-packed style of baseball with rules that include no bunting, no walks, a two-hour time limit, fans catching foul balls for outs, batters stealing first base, and a one-on-one tiebreaker showdown at the end of the game.
The Bananas will face off against their rival, the Party Animals. The rosters for both teams will be filled by independent players who have been scouted, tried out, and signed contracts for the spring series. In addition to these players, one player will be selected from Mobile to play for the Bananas.
“I think I speak for all Mobilians when I say it’s an honor to see Mobile selected as host of the Savannah Bananas One City World Tour this spring,” Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said. “Our community has so many ties to baseball history, and we are truly excited about the opportunity to bring this unique and wildly entertaining take on America’s oldest pastime to Hank Aaron Stadium.”
Fans who want the opportunity to see the Savannah Bananas One City World Tour at Hank Aaron Stadium on March 26 should visit the Bananas website and join the Ticket Priority List or get information on outings for their group, organization, or business.
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