Celebrate the Fourth of July with softball in Hyde Park!

Thu 15 Jun 2017

Woman batting while team mates look on

On Tuesday 4 July, BaseballSoftballUK is offering you a great day out in the capital: play some softball in the afternoon and go to a fan fest in the evening to celebrate the Fourth of July -- American Independence Day -- in a uniquely American way involving baseball, softball and the best of American food and drink!

The '4th of July Softball Series @ Hyde Park' will include an introduction to softball for those who have never played before, followed by a series of fun, social games.

Afterwards, you can attend the MLB Battlegrounds extravaganza, a one-of-a-kind baseball event featuring former Major League All-Stars from the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers smashing home runs and celebrating the sporting, cultural and gastronomic scenes of Los Angeles and Boston.

The MLB Battlegrounds event, run by Major League Baseball, takes place from 5.00-10.00 pm on the evening of 4 July, as part of the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park, London. As well as featuring former Major League stars in a Home Run Derby, there will be music, street food and more. On that same afternoon, from 2.00-5.00 pm, BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) will support the MLB event by offering an afternoon of softball at the Old Football Pitches in Hyde Park for anyone who wants to join in.  

Players will be divided into teams, games will be short, there will be prizes for the top team and individual performances, and you can stay and play for as long as you like.  Every team will have some experienced players to help keep things moving and make sure the rookies know what to do. The 4th of July Softball Series is open to companies and individuals alike.

Softball is a sport enjoyed by men and women of all ages and abilities, usually playing together in the same team, and the event in Hyde Park is open to anyone interested in having a go at one of the UK's fastest-growing team sports. It is part of BSUK’s Hit the Pitch programme, which aims to introduce new players to baseball and softball in a meaningful, engaging and fun way.

BaseballSoftballUK, the official development agency for these sports in Britain, will provide equipment, expert coaching, prizes and refreshments -- everything needed for a great day out.  Yes, it’s a Tuesday afternoon, but bring your work colleagues, make it a company social event, and find out why so many see softball as an ideal activity for the workplace. Here are the details for the 4th of July Softball Series @ Hyde Park:

When:  Tuesday, 4 July from 2:00 - 5:00pm
Where:  Hyde Park (Old Football Pitches)
Cost:  £20 per person or £175 for a team of 10

Click to register for the event

For more information about the MLB Battlegrounds event, read this news article.

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