The collegiate summer baseball team the Savannah Bananas, who operate out of the Coastal Plain League, sell out every game. It’s baseball but also part entertainment (in a Harlem Globetrotter vein) and part circus.
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— Savannah Bananas (@TheSavBananas) September 18, 2021
The Savannah Bananas, a collegiate summer league team that routinely takes a sledgehammer to conventionality, begin each home game by wrapping an infant in a banana outfit and raising the baby to the sky like Simba.
The Bananas once famously played a baseball game in kilts, then decided to make it an annual tradition. They employ a pep band and a dancing first-base coach.
Their cheerleading squad, the “Man-Nanas,” is made up of out-of-shape middle-aged men, and their dance team, the “Banana Nanas,” consists of women in their late 60s.
Their TikTok account boasts more than 575,000 followers,
ESPN did this report on the how the baseball team has exploded in popularity