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Brewers announce Hank the Dog as official team mascot

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This season's Spring Training brought the Milwaukee Brewers a few surprises, including an unexpected team mascot. When Hank (named in honor of baseball legend Hank Aaron) wandered into Maryvale Baseball Park on Feb. 17 he won the hearts of the Brewers team.

According to a March 14 news article by NBC Sports, the team has now officially adopted Hank, a Bichon Frise, as their team mascot. The honor includes a uniform with the number one and full access to the field, the dugout and everywhere the Brewers go. Hank will return to Milwaukee with the team after Spring Training, where fans will undoubtedly welcome him into their hearts as well.

As the NBC Sports article quotes, "The stray pup who has won legions of fans since showing up at Maryvale Baseball Park along with Brewers pitchers and catchers will move north to Milwaukee on Sunday. He will travel on a Southwest Airlines Charter flight with Brewers sponsors and family members and executives, one of whom is adopting Hank and taking him home."

A March 14 article by FOX 11 WLUK noted, "Dignitaries expected to be on hand for Hank’s airport arrival include Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett." Hank has already scored major points for other pets in need, raising thousands of dollars by posing with fans in a concourse booth at Spring Training games in exchange for a voluntary donation to the Humane Society.

Fans can keep up with the latest news on Hank and tweet their welcome messages to the ballpark pup using the hashtag #BallparkPup.

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