Savannah Bananas win Coastal Plain League collegiate baseball title


We have ways to quantify how much people love the Savannah Bananas. The collegiate summer league team has millions of followers on social media drawn to its entertaining antics on and around the baseball field.

Every home game is sold out at 4,000-plus singing, dancing and cheering spectators — a streak that dates back to the inaugural season of 2016.

Bananas games are the toughest ticket in Savannah, with a waiting list for single-game tickets around 75,000 requests. Grayson Stadium is a destination for Bananas fans from across this country and beyond its borders.

The Savannah Bananas celebrate with the Petitt Cup after beating the Wilson Tobs on Friday, Aug.  5, 2022, at Grayson Stadium to repeat as Coastal Plain League champions.

But don’t overlook the annual seasons of love experienced by the players. Since the inaugural season, hundreds have worn banana yellow uniforms (sometimes accessorized with plaid kilts), with many returning for multiple years.

This year’s squad followed the 2021 bunch as Coastal Plain League champions. On Friday night at Grayson Stadium, the Bananas shut out the Wilson (NC) Tobs 11-0 to sweep the best-of-three series in two games for back-to-back Petitt Cup titles.

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