The Giants Balldude/Balldudette Program was created more than 25 years ago as a unique way to involve fans in the on-field action. During each home game, the team designates two people to don Giants uniforms and field foul balls to hand to children in the crowd. As the first MLB team to use adults in this role, the program began as the “Senior Involvement Program” but now includes a broad range of folks, ages 21 and older.
Balldudes and Balldudettes must have excellent knowledge of the rules of Major League Baseball and possess the physical skills to handle the fast-paced nature of the game.
While some of the spots each season are used for charitable purposes through Giants Community Fund auctions, fans can also nominate someone to be considered for this special role. Spots are currently filled for the 2022 season. To submit a nomination for 2023, please visit this page when the application is activated in Spring of 2023.