Minor league baseball teams are known for having some goofy or outlandish promotions in order to get people to come to their games. Here are some of the teams and the promotions they have had in the past.
Mustache Appreciation Night
In May 2007, fans were encouraged to grow mustaches. They were also encouraged to solicit friends and family into sponsoring them and then the donations to charity. Fans with mustaches got in for free and there were contests held for “best in show,” “best Tom Selleck look-alike,” and “Most Pathetic.”
Second Chance Night
On this night in 2006, probation officers got into the game for free. Also, anybody who brought in a traffic ticket and promised to never do it again also got in for free.
Kevin Federline Night
The first 3,000 fans got free temporary K-Fed tattoos. The night also included a montage of Fererline’s “career highlights,” and a dance contest between the dance troop to which Kevin Federline once belonged and the Grizzlies’ mascot. However, Kevin Federline did not show up at the baseball game.
Hagerstown (Maryland) Suns
On this day, the baseball game also had a scrubs fashion show and a medical terms spelling bee.
Augusta (Georgia) Green Jackets
Anger Management Night
A rival team’s manager had a meltdown. The Green Jackets had a night where they offered the first 250 fans free stress balls and DVDs of the movie Anger Management.
Newark (New Jersey) Bears
Britney Spears Baby Safety Night
On this night in 2006, fans who dressed as a baby, brought a baby toy, or brought an actual baby got in for free. Everybody received a brochure about baby safety.
San Antonio Missions
Used Car Night
A dozen fans were picked at random and won used luxury automobiles.
Southwest Michigan Devil Rays
College Course Giveaway Night
This night in 2006, fans got a certificate for a free three-credit course of their choice at nearby Kellogg Community College.
Brevard County (Florida) Manatees
World Record First Pitch Attempt Day
On this day in April 2007, the team opened the stadium at 6am even though the baseball game was not going to start until 7pm. The team invited fans to throw out a ceremonial first pitch to try to beat the world record for the most first pitch attempts. However, at 5,906 tries, they were still short by a few hundred.