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By popular demand, America’s favorite Ballpark Pup is making an encore appearance at Miller Park.
After meeting more than 700 fans for photos in a public appearance during the May 14 game, Hank, the Ballpark Pup, returns to the stage on Tuesday, June 24 as the Brewers take on the Washington Nationals at 7:10 pm.
Hank has quietly appeared at several games this year, but he has only made two public appearances at Miller Park since arriving in Milwaukee in March.
Hank’s return will come in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Brewers vs. Nationals game. For one inning, he will appear on the Field Level Concourse in the right field corner. Fans are welcome to visit and take photos of Milwaukee’s most famous pup with his very own “Hank House.”
Fans will have an opportunity to make a voluntary donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society during Hank’s appearance.
6/24 Update: Hundreds of fans lined up to see Hank tonight, it seems he is just as “pup”ular as ever!
As we told you earlier this month, we’re creating a Brewers Pet Calendar, featuring photos of the players and coaches with their pets and/or animals from the Wisconsin Humane Society, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the organization.
We also held a contest for one lucky fan and his/her dog to be included in the calendar alongside Hank.
And today, Jessica Wagner and her yellow lab, Ruger, from Wausau joined Mark Reynolds, Logan Schafer and Hank this afternoon for a photo shoot by Brewers photographer Scott Paulus:
Stay tuned for more details on when the finished piece will be for sale.
Fans 16 & under can pick up a free Hank Stamp Book at any of the Brewers Team Stores and join the Ballpark Pup on a tour of Miller Park while collecting stamps from 12 locations around the stadium. Once fans collect all eligible stamps for today’s game they can take their stamp book to Brewers Team Store by Majestic in the Hot Corner to claim vouchers for free Brewers tickets.
After today, fans should continue to bring their Hank Stamp Books to games and visit the Brewers Authentics Kiosk to collect the rest of the Pitchers Stamps. Once the booklet is completely filled, fans can go to Bernie’s Chalet Custom Shoppe to get the Bernie Brewer Bonus Stamp. While there, fans can fill out a Grand Prize Entry Form to become eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing on Monday, July 14.
Last week, we let the “cat out of the bag” that we’re creating a Brewers Pet Calendar, featuring photos of the players and coaches with their pets and/or animals from the Wisconsin Humane Society, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the organization.
Today, we held the first photo shoot for the piece, which is due out later this season, and we thought we’d share a few fun photos with you. All photos for the calendar will be taken by Brewers photographer Scott Paulus. [Note: All of the dogs at today's photo shoot are dogs that are currently up for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society.]
We also held a contest for one lucky fan and his/her dog to be included in the calendar alongside Hank. Stay tuned for more details on the winner and when the finished piece will be for sale.
As Brewers fans, you know the heartwarming “tail” well by now.
Hank, the little stray pup who wandered into Brewers Spring Training Camp in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 17, the day of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, quickly captured the hearts of Brewers fans, as well as pet-lovers across the world.
Hank’s story has blurred the lines of team allegiance, with fans of other teams tuning in for updates on the pup. And his story has even transcended the sport itself. We can’t tell you how many comments and letters we’ve received from people who say they don’t even follow baseball, but they love dogs, or pets in general, and can’t help but follow Hank.
Even players from other teams have fallen for Hank, as Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy tweeted this during Spring Training:
Don't care if it's silly. It's a dog and baseball. I like both of those things. Hank the dog is awesome.—
Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) March 14, 2014
And Brandon has continued to follow Hank’s story into the season:
Brandon and his wife, Amanda, are dog lovers and have a 6-year-old Westie, a small white pup of their own, named Hobbes:
We can see a resemblance to Hank and why his story has caught their attention.
A series of tweets was exchanged between Brandon, Amanda and the Club…
Omg I can't go to mil and see Hank! Please@Brewers let Hank know that Hobbes is getting him a gift. Brandon will still see him! :/—
Amanda McCarthy (@Mrs_McCarthy32) April 24, 2014
Which led to arranging a meeting between Brandon and Hank today before batting practice at Miller Park:
“This dog is awesome. I get to meet a dog on the road, which is great anytime you have to leave your dog at home. There should be more dogs on the road, more dogs in public to play with, so having one on a baseball field combines some of my favorite things,” Brandon said.
Watch the full interview, here:
Yes, it was clear that Brandon and Hank enjoyed each other’s company, but don’t worry Brewers fans, it is clear where Hank’s allegiance rests.
This year, we’ll be creating a Brewers Pet Calendar, featuring photos of the players and coaches with their pets and/or animals from the Wisconsin Humane Society, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the organization….and you and your dog could be included!
Here’s all you have to do:
Tweet and/or Instagram a photo of you with your dog using the hashtag #MyBallparkPup by Wednesday, May 7, 2014 and one lucky winner will be selected to appear in the Brewers Pet Calendar alongside Hank, the Ballpark Pup!
The winner must be available the afternoon of Saturday, May 10 for the photo shoot. Click for official rules.
Hank, the “Ballpark Pup,” is getting a home at Miller Park. The “Hank House,” a roomy, one bedroom Cape Cod-style dwelling, debuted today as the Crew opens a six-game homestand against the San Diego Padres at 7:10 p.m.
As you can see, the “Hank House” features a mini-slide and the #BallparkPup hashtag.
It will be positioned at “The Point” in centerfield for tonight’s game and as a mobile home, it will move around the ballpark throughout the season. When Hank is at Miller Park, it will be his home and used for photo opportunities and appearances.
We think he likes it!
4/21/14 In-Game Update:
Now we’re down to the Final Four (On Wisconsin!), so we thought we’d post the updated brackets here so you can follow along with Brew Crew Bracketology below and see how their picks are “netting” out.
As you can see, even Hank and Bernie Brewer got in on the fun and Bernie has even correctly picked 3 of the Final Four! He’s got Wisconsin in the National Championship game, so let’s hope he’s right!
If you’ll notice, I filled out a bracket, too. Although I’m a Marquette girl and I’m bummed they aren’t in it, I am cheering Wisconsin on loudly and I really do love the excitement of this time of year–both on the basketball and baseball fronts.
Bracket busted? Never fear. Brewers season is underway!
Now you can take home a Hank that’s almost as cuddly as the #BallparkPup himself!
Yes, plush Hank toys are available at the Brewers Team Store at Miller Park. They retail for $20 and 20% goes to the Wisconsin Humane Society.