Savannah Bananas Banana Ball at Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX

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Banana Ball at Minute Maid Park

See the first ever Savannah Bananas game played
in an MLB Ballpark!

March 9, 2024

Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX

Join Baseball Bucket List and Simply a Fan for the first ever Banana Ball game played at a major league ballpark!

Join a group of like-minded baseball fans for a day of incredible fun at the ballpark! Our group has secured lower-level tickets along the 3rd baseline, so now is your chance to see the Bananas in action! And of course, fans can record outs by catching fly balls, so be sure to bring your glove!

Who are the Savannah Bananas and What is Banana Ball?

The world-wide sensation Savannah Bananas are a baseball team based in Savannah, Georgia known for their unique and entertaining style of play called Banana Ball. Banana Ball is a fast-paced and fan-focused version of baseball that aims to create a fun and interactive experience for spectators. The game features various rules, such as no bunting, no walks, and a time limit on innings, all which keeps the game moving quickly. The Bananas also incorporate exciting entertainment elements into their games, including dancing players and umpires, halarious on-field promotions, and lively music.

Banana Ball games almost always sell out, with fans coming from all over to catch a glimpse of the team in action. The team has even been featured on national news outlets and in documentaries, solidifying their place as a beloved and unique addition to the baseball world.

Join us for the first ever Banana Ball game played in a Major League ballpark at Minute Maid Park in Houston on March 9, 2024!

Banana Ball Rules

Rule 1: Win the inning, get the point

Rule 2: Two hour time limit

Rule 3: No stepping out

Rule 4: No. Bunting.

Rule 5: Batters can steal first

Rule 6: No walks allowed

Rule 7: No mound visits allowed

Rule 8: If a fan catches a foul ball, it’s an out

Rule 9: Showdown tie breaker

Rule 10: The Banana Ball challenge rule

Rule 11: The golden batter rule

Meet Your Hosts!

Mark Jent

Chief Trip Planner & Designated Storyteller
Simply a Fan

Mark Jent is the founder of Simply A Fan which provides baseball fans the opportunity to travel to ballparks around the country, enjoying the company, camaraderie and fellowship of friends and strangers alike. Mark is a long-time Dodgers fan and lover of all things Savannah Bananas! 

Anna DiTommaso

Original Buckethead & Host of the Baseball Bucket List Podcast
Baseball Bucket List

Anna DiTommaso is the founder of BaseballBucketList and host of the Baseball Bucket List Podcast. Her goal is to provide a platform for fans to keep track of and share their favorite baseball adventures. Anna has been to all 30 MLB ballparks and her favorite team is the Tampa Bay Rays. Her first Banana’s game was at historic Rickwood Field in 2023.


Hotel Info

We’ve reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Houston Medical Center, a short ride from the ballpark. Tiers two and three will have access to the hotel block, which includes a discounted room rate of $199 per night and free breakfast, as well as transportation to and from the ballpark.

When is the Game?

March 9, 2024 at 7:00pm. The game will be played at Minute Maid Field, home of the Houston Astros.

Where are our seats?

All tickets are General Admission, but they are assigned to a group of sections. Our seats you are able to choose from are located in sections 104-111 in the lower bowl along the 3B / LF. Click here for Minute Maid Park seating chart.

Should I bring My Glove?

Absolutely! Our seats will give us a chance to participate in the game via Rule 8: If a fan catches a fould ball, it’s an out. 

We also plan on organizing a big game of catch with all of the trip goers.  

What's Included with my ticket?

We’re offering three tiers of pricing, which you can find exact details on here

What if I can't commit right now?

We get it! Sign up for our no-obligation mailing list to keep up with all of the trip developments.

I have other questions - Can I speak with someone?

Absolutely! Send an email to and! We’re happy to answer any questions you might have!

Simply A Fan, LLC and Baseball Bucket List, LLC are neither affiliated with, nor endorsed by the Savannah Bananas or Minute Maid Park.