Baseball Hall of Fame spotlights Savannah Bananas

The unorthodox team is beyond popular much like the Harlem Globetrotters of yore. Younger crowds, in particular, gravitate to the team's antics that bring a whole new dimension to the game



September 15, 2023 - 3:52 PM

Savannah Banana Malachi Mitchell (2) flips in the air as the team cheers before the start of a banana ball game against the Kansas City Monarchs at Legends Field in May of 2022 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The Baseball Hall of Fame is going Bananas.

An exhibit dedicated to the sport’s wackiest team, the Savannah Bananas, will open Friday at the hallowed shrine in Cooperstown, New York.

“I’m blown away,” Bananas owner Jesse Cole told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “As a kid, you look up to all your heroes in the Hall of Fame. To even be considered for a display that shares what we’re doing is really special.”

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