SwampDogs Set to Make Baseball History

Nine players, nine positions, nine innings. A historic baseball first will take place on Saturday (7/30) when nine players on the Fayetteville (NC) SwampDogs each play all nine field positions in the course of a nine inning game.

“Our motto is ‘Where baseball is fun,’” said general manager Jeremy Aagard. “On Saturday, it’s going to be a lot of fun as we do something that has never been done on a baseball field before.”

Each player will rotate to a different position each inning, including pitching and catching. The SwampDogs have acquired a left-handed catcher’s mitt to accommodate one of their southpaw players. Everyone else will be left to their own devices and other people’s mitts as player’s attempt positions some didn’t even know existed.

“We have infielders who’ve never been out to the outfield, and outfielders who think it’s grass everywhere,” said Aagard. “We can pretty much guarantee that this will be a very interesting game for the fans.

“No animals will be injured or embarrassed in the making of this game; but be rest assured these memories will last forever for everyone.”

The game will be played at The Swamp (JP Riddle Stadium) in Fayetteville. The opposing team, the Kernersville Bulldogs, haven’t a clue what they’re going to see.

Gates open at 6 p.m. Fun and game time is 7:05.