You just need to take a look at downtown Buffalo to see that Banana ball has taken over Western New York.

The exhibition baseball team has brought their unique form of Baseball to the 716, and Buffalo has responded with a lot of energy and passion.

What Is Banana Ball?

The three teams that are part of the Savannah Bananas exhibition play a form of baseball that's a little different from what you're accustomed to. According to the Savannah Bananas website, the team plays Banana Ball.

These are the Rules of Banana Ball! 1. Every Inning Counts, 2. Two Hour Time Limit, 3. No Stepping Out, 4. No Bunting, 5. No Mound Visits, 6. Walks are Sprints, 7. If a Fan Catches a Foul Ball it's an Out, 8. Batters Can Steal First, 9. One on One Showdown Tiebreaker, 10: The Banana Ball Challenge Rule, 11: The Golden Batter Rule
-Savannah Bananas

Check Out What Happened In The First Game In Buffalo

The Bananas, who are playing a total of three games this weekend against the Firefighters, were greeted at a sold-out Sahlen Field on Friday, July 5, 2024.

More than 16,000 fans piled into the downtown stadium to watch the Banana Ball live, and they got an amazing show.

One of the game's best moments came when Bananas Catcher Eric Jones, Jr. hit a home run at Sahlen Field. When Jones rounded the bases and scored his run, the Bananas team celebrated that home run in a very Buffalo way.

If you've ever heard the saying 'When in Rome, do as the Romans', then you can already understand what the Bananas did when Jones scored his home run.

Just take a minute and cue up your favorite Bills Mafia tailgating moment and bring out the folding tables because the team was ready to jump through one.

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Gallery Credit: Ed Nice

Baseball in Upstate New York: Legends, Graves, and Historic Sites

Baseball is big in Upstate New York in the summer. Very big. For fans of baseball legends, sports trivia, and exploring historic sites, we present this list of 14 interesting suggestions. On this list you will find many directions to the Upstate New York graves of some of the games most outstanding players, you will see some fascinating baseball trivia, and we list a couple of local historic baseball fields that have been entertaining baseball fans since 1906! All for fun, so here you go sports road-trippers. Get started!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

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