Play Ball Day - August 1
Thu, Aug 1, 2024

Play Ball Day

Play Ball Day is a children’s holiday established to popularize ball games among children and teenagers under 16 years old. It mainly concerns baseball. On this day, there are many activities that allow children to try their hand at the game and join some division of the league.


The Gala Day was started by Major League Baseball, which is interested in attracting children and teenagers to team ball games. This happened in 2015. The event is very popular and attracts many children between the ages of five and sixteen. In addition to baseball, softball is actively popularized, which is distinguished by less difficult game rules. Softball is played with a soft ball that has a slower flight speed. This sport is preferred by beginners and non-professionals.

Interesting facts

  • Baseball as we know it appeared in the middle of the 19th century, and softball in 1887.
  • Women were banned from playing baseball until the mid-70s.
  • There are more than eighteen thousand baseball leagues in the world.

How to take part

You can join baseball events by finding information about them on the Play Ball website. Go to the nearest or most convenient event to you. You can also find a Little League chapter and enroll your child there. Some fans of ball games also celebrate this day at home: playing with children or relatives in the yard or on the field. Inquisitive children will be happy to visit baseball museums with unique exhibits.

When is Play Ball Day Celebrated in 2024?

Play Ball Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on August the 1st.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday August 1 2024
Friday August 1 2025
Saturday August 1 2026

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