Savannah, Georgia is known for many things including its beautiful scenery and weather. However, there is something else that makes it special. Playing at Historic Grayson Stadium is a team unlike any other. Here, the Savannah Bananas have redefined what it means to play baseball while performing. Welcome to Bananaland, where every game is a mix of athleticism, entertainment, and pure joy.  

The Savannah Bananas are not your typical baseball team, they’re far from it. From the moment you step foot into the stadium, you’re greeted with an experience that transcends the ordinary. Think of it as baseball meets Broadway, where players aren’t just athletes but they’re also entertainers, and where fans are a part of the show just as much as the players are.  

At the heart of the Bananas experience is what they like to call “Banana Ball”, it’s a thrilling, fast paced rendition of America’s favorite pastime. The Bananas spend their game performing choreographed dances, iconic scoring celebrations, and larger than life personalities. The players have taken the field in kilts, they’ve performed pre-pitch dances that have gone viral on TikTok, and they celebrate every success with flamboyance.  

The entertainment doesn’t stop there. The Bananas have created a roster of various characters that will make appearances at games. One of them being the World’s tallest hitter and pitcher, Dakota “Stilts” Albritton who stands at 10 feet tall. No, he is not actually 10 feet tall, it’s one of the players standing on stilts while playing the game. There is also the owner of the Bananas, Jesse Cole, who will always be seen at the games wearing a bright yellow tuxedo.

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA: Dakota “Stilts” Albritton #14 of the Savannah Bananas pitches against the Party Animals at Grayson Stadium.

And let’s not forget about the fans. In Bananaland, everyone is a star. Whether you’re a member of the Banana Nanas, a senior citizen dance team, the Man-Nanas, their Dad Bod cheerleading squad, or the Banana Splitz, their youth dance team, there’s a place for everyone to shine. While you visit Bananaland, you can make a lasting mark by signing their Fan Wall in right field.  

They also have the world’s only dancing umpire, Vincent Chapman, who will break out the floss, robot, or twerk during strike out calls. The dancing staff doesn’t stop there, the coach staff will often break out into dance before giving a sign to the hitter. The breakdancing coach’s name is Maceo Harrison, and you’ll often see him moonwalking or doing the single lady’s dance. 

The Bananas experience goes beyond the game. Concessions overflow with All-You-Can-Eat hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, water, soda, popcorn, and cookies. Historic Grayson Stadium is also the first ever Ad-Free ballpark.  serve their own Savannah Banana Beer, Banana Split Cream Soda, and specialty alcoholic drink, the Slippery Banana. 

When the Bananas started, they only were selling a handful of tickets, however with recent promotions they have been selling out every game since they started. Through their perseverance, creativity, and a whole lot of bananas, they’ve carved out a place for themselves in the hearts of Savannahians and baseball fans around the world.  

Next time you find yourself in Savannah, pay a visit to Bananaland. Whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or just looking for some fun, you’ll leave this stadium with a smile on your face and a banana in your hand.