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NHDSC MLB Bracket Contest Crowns Winner; Baseball Fans Expected to Consume More Than 18.5 Million Hot Dogs in 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

Following more than two weeks of spirited competition, the Cleveland Indians’ Sugardale Dog has been crowned America’s baseball hot dog champion, according to results from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council’s (NHDSC) MLB Madness Bracket contest. Classic and unique hot dogs squared off in the contest, and fans voted for their favorite dog in polls on the NHDSC Facebook page. The Texas Rangers’ Boomstick was declared the top unique dog, but earned second place overall. The Atlanta Braves’ Dixie Dog and the Detroit Tigers’ Coney Dog rounded out the final four. Fans who voted in all 15 matchups won a free NHDSC t-shirt, while the participant who shared the polls with the most people on Facebook received a gift card for their favorite hot dogs or sausage.

Meanwhile, NHDSC estimates that baseball fans will consume more than 18.5 million hot dogs and nearly 4.2 million sausages during the 2015 Major League season. The combined hot dog and sausage total could stretch from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia to Chase Field in Phoenix. Los Angeles Dodgers fans are once again projected to consume the most hot dogs, totaling more than 2.5 million, followed by fans of the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers. The Milwaukee Brewers are expected to sell the most sausages during the 2015 season, followed by the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox.

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