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3 Mar

Stray Dog Goes From Doghouse To Clubhouse With The Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy gives Hank some love during spring training (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

As many baseball fans know, spring training is well underway and we’re less than a month away from the 2014 Major League Baseball season. And for the Milwaukee Brewers, there's no one more excited than Hank, the team’s new unofficial mascot.

It wasn’t an easy journey from the doghouse to the clubhouse for this pooch, as we learned from Deadspin and the Associated Press. Less than a few weeks ago, Hank was a stray wandering around the team’s spring training complex in Arizona when he was found by a group of Brewers employees. They took him to a vet for a check up, where they noticed some old wounds around his tail that were consistent with having been run over by a car.

Rather than try to find a shelter or animal rescue, the Brewers organization took the dog in and named him Hank, after baseball legend Hank Aaron.

It didn’t take long for Hank to settle into his new surroundings. He already has his team jersey (his jersey number is 1, of course) and is getting close to his new teammates, including Brandon Kintzler, Yovani Gallardo and Jonathan Lucroy. 

The team is still looking for Hank’s owner, but if one isn’t found, there are plenty of Brewers employees ready to take him home, including team owner Mark Attanasio and his wife.

Regardless of where he ends up, here’s hoping we’ll see Hank at Miller Park one of these days!

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