Tickets for Savannah Bananas Game in Cooperstown on sale July 17

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Tickets for the Sept. 16 Savannah Bananas game at Doubleday Field will go on sale Monday, July 17, at  

A very limited number of tickets allocated for fans living in the Cooperstown area and also for participants in the Hall of Fame’s Membership Program have been set aside. Tickets for Cooperstown-area residents will be available July 3 and tickets for participants in the Hall of Fame’s Membership program will be available July 5. Tickets for Cooperstown-area residents and participants in the Hall of Fame’s Membership Program will be limited to four per customer. Additional information on these opportunities will be provided via email. Those interested in purchasing tickets, who do not already receive the Museum’s free weekly email newsletter, may sign-up at by Friday, June 30.   

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will host the Savannah Bananas in a Banana Ball Game on Sept. 16 at the Village of Cooperstown’s historic Doubleday Field. The game will be the final contest of the Bananas’ 2023 World Tour.  

The Savannah Bananas began play in the Coastal Plain League in 2016 before launching Banana Ball, which is played under modified rules, in 2020. Banana Ball features a two-hour time limit, no stepping out of the batter’s box or mound visits and no bunting as well as the recording of an out when a fan catches a batted foul ball.  

The team has sold out every game at Grayson Stadium in Savannah, Ga., for six straight years.  

For the game at Doubleday Field, the Bananas will face off against their rival, the Party Animals. The Bananas and Party Animals rosters will be filled by independent professional players who have been scouted, tried out, and signed contracts for the 2023 Banana Ball World Tour. Led by Bananas captains Bill LeRoy and Kyle Luigs, recent team rosters have also included surprise player guests, such as former major league stars Jake Peavy, Jonathan Papelbon, Jonny Gomes, Josh Reddick, Bill Lee and Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.  

The Bananas have been featured across the globe for everything from playing a game in kilts, using a Dancing First Base Coach, the Banana Nanas Dance Team, the first ever baseball player to wear stilts, a Banana Pep Band, breakdancing players, and a whole lot more.  

For the complete Savannah Bananas World Tour schedule, click here.