He was reintroduced in to play a supporting role, along with Mr. Redlegs appeared as a patch on the Reds' uniforms for two seasons in the s the team briefly assumed the nickname as a response to the second red scare. In , Mr. Redlegs gained national notoriety by falling off of an ATV during pre-game antics. This caused the large, baseball-shaped head to fall off of the Mr. Redlegs costume, exposing the head of the person inside the costume. He was seen a few days later wearing a neck brace as a joke. Orbit is the mascot of the Houston Astros. Orbit represents a green space alien with antennae, in keeping with the Space City theme of the city of Houston.
Originally serving as team mascot from until , he was replaced by a new mascot, Junction Jack. To coincide with the Astros' move to the American League West and unveiling of their new uniforms, caps, and logo, Orbit was reintroduced on November 2, to serve as the Astros' mascot once more for and beyond. The Oriole Bird is the official mascot of the Baltimore Orioles and is a cartoon version of the bird of the same name.
He was "hatched" out of a giant egg prior to the team's season opener at Memorial Stadium on April 6. According to Orioles. Paws is the mascot of the Detroit Tigers. He is a tiger who made his debut on May 5, , in Tiger Stadium. He wears a Tigers hat and jersey; in previous years, Paws' jersey would have the current season's 2 digit abbreviation i. However, in and , Paws' number changed to 00, since the Tigers retired No. He "resides" in Comerica Park to this day.
Phillie Phanatic is the official mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies. He is a large, furry, green bi-pedal creature with a cylindrical beak containing a tongue that sticks out. The character is named for the fanatical fans of the team and, according to current owner and former team vice president, Bill Giles , was to bring more families to Veterans Stadium , the Phillies' ballpark at the time, which had become noted for rowdiness and even violence at times.
He can be seen riding around on an ATV at home games. The Pierogis are a series of seven people dressed in pierogi costumes that race in a promotion between innings during Pittsburgh Pirates baseball games.
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The Pirate Parrot is the mascot of the Pittsburgh Pirates, debuting in He is a large green parrot who wears a Pirates jersey and cap. He is often seen dancing on the dugouts and shooting hot-dogs from a cannon, during team home wins he can be seen celebrating waving a Jolly Roger flag. The Washington Nationals have a President's Race during their games. In , a fifth permanent contestant — William Howard Taft "Bill" — was added. A sixth contestant was added in as part of a three-year marketing deal with the White House Historical Association , with the sixth slot changing annually based on the president featured by the association on its annual Christmas ornament.
Calvin Coolidge "Cal" was the first to fill the sixth slot, making his debut in July Herbert Hoover "Herbie" replaced Coolidge for Each president has a uniform number corresponding to his place in the order in which they held the office George — 1; Tom — 3; Abe — 16; Teddy — 26; William — 27; Cal — 30; Herbie — The Racing presidents became an instant success upon their debut and make multiple public appearances every year.
A running gag with the Racing presidents from to was that Teddy could never win a race, although he came close in , after apparently defeating the other three presidents: While he was " Tebowing " near the finish line, George drove up in a car and whacked him in the back of the head with a baseball bat, knocking him out before he could finish the race. In October , however, just before the regular season ended and shortly before the Nationals' first postseason run began, Teddy finally won his first race, and he then went on to win four straight.
The Nationals scrapped plans to replace Herbie in with the president to be featured on that year's White House Historical Association Christmas ornament. Meanwhile, the presidents Race at Nationals Park returned in to its original format of —, featuring only George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy. Rally Squirrel is a secondary mascot for the St. He is an anthropomorphic squirrel wearing the team's uniform with a number 11 presumably for the postseason , and was introduced not long after an actual squirrel appeared on the field at Busch Stadium during the fifth inning of Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
The squirrel ran across home plate as Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt was delivering a pitch to Skip Schumaker , causing Oswalt to complain to the umpire that he was distracted by the squirrel. The video of the incident became very popular, and several local businesses in the St. Louis area began creating items to capitalize on the phenomenon. A performer dressed up as Rally Squirrel took part in Cardinals fan rallies beginning with Game 3 of the National League Championship Series ,  and was a companion of the existing Cardinals mascot Fredbird during the remainder of the postseason, assisting Fredbird and Team Fredbird with their duties entertaining the Cardinals fans at Busch Stadium.
Rangers Captain is the mascot for the Texas Rangers. Introduced in , he is a palomino -style horse, dressed in the team's uniform. Rangers Captain has multiple uniforms to match each of the variants the team has; his chosen uniform for the game matches the uniform choice made by the team for that particular game. However, his outfit sometimes matches a theme the team is promoting; as an example, on April 24, , he dressed up like Elvis Presley as part of an Elvis theme promotional night. Raymond is the mascot of the Tampa Bay Rays.
He is described officially as a "seadog", having been born somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico. He is said to reside in a private condominium inside Tropicana Field. Raymond was awarded an honorable mention in the GameOps. Rosie Red is the female mascot of the Cincinnati Reds. She was introduced in August as the new companion of Gapper and Mr. Redlegs, and her name comes from a female fan, Rosie Janis, who became famous in for cheering for the team, and is also derived from a female fan group founded to prevent the team from moving from Cincinnati in and is a philanthropic group associated with the team.
The sausages are unofficial mascots of the Milwaukee Brewers.
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They are stylized in the appearance of sausages from around the world. In the late s the Hot Dog became a racer. In a fifth sausage was debuted, The Spanish Chorizo. They are a favorite of fans and make sports highlights reels occasionally. Screech is the mascot of the Washington Nationals. He is a bald eagle who wears the home cap and jersey of the team.
Kennedy Memorial Stadium. A nine-year-old fourth grade student in Washington, Glenda Gutierrez, designed the mascot and won a contest sponsored by the team, explaining that it was "strong and eats almost everything. The Springfield Falcons , which played in the American Hockey League until they moved to Tucson in , also had a mascot named Screech. Slider is the mascot for the Cleveland Indians. He is a large, furry fuchsia-colored creature. He has a large yellow nose and shaggy yellow eyebrows. Sluggerrr is the official mascot of the Kansas City Royals. The lion whose mane looks like a crown made his debut on April 5, The word slugger also refers to a powerful batter with a high percentage of extra base hits.
Sluggerrr is one of few mascots that has Facebook and Twitter accounts, both clearly marked on his homepage. In , a spectator was injured by a hot dog thrown into the stands by Sluggerrr as part of a between-innings promotion. The spectator sued the Royals organization, claiming that they had been negligent.
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A jury found for the team under the Baseball Rule , which limits spectators' ability to sue teams for injuries arising from gameplay, but the Missouri Supreme Court reversed that decision, holding that a mascot's hot dog toss is not an essential part of baseball. On retrial, a new jury found that neither the team nor the fan were at fault, and awarded no damages. In , Sluggerrr was inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame. Southpaw is the mascot of the Chicago White Sox. His name is a reference to a left-hand pitcher and is also a reference to Chicago's South Side , where the team plays.
He was on a float for Illinois at Barack Obama's inauguration, along with the Washington Nationals racing president representation of Abraham Lincoln. Stomper is the mascot of the Oakland Athletics. Created in , he is an elephant who wears an A's uniform adorned with the number Stomper has performed at several All-Star Games and has appeared in a Public Service Announcement discouraging the use of chewing tobacco.
The use of an elephant to symbolize the A's dates back to the early years of the franchise, when a group of Philadelphia businessmen, headed by industrialist Benjamin Shibe , became the team's first owners. When asked to comment, John McGraw , manager of the New York Giants of the rival National League , said something to the effect that "Shibe had bought himself a white elephant. From time to time an illustration of an elephant has been featured on the Athletics uniform , including from to the present.
The Swinging Friar has been a mascot with the team as early as , when the Padres were still a member of the Pacific Coast League , a minor league baseball organization. The Padres joined Major League Baseball in and kept the popular mascot. He was even on the team emblem until Wanting a more "professional" image, the owners introduced a more corporate logo.
In , he was brought back as a sleeve patch for the club's blue alternate jerseys, and though the team has changed its logo and colors since then, the Friar remains there to this day. The Swinging Friar is a cartoon -like character, pudgy, balding, and always smiling.
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He is dressed as a friar with a tonsure , sandals , a dark hooded cloak, and a rope around the waist. He swings a baseball bat ; but reportedly, in some years he swings left-handed, in other years he swings right-handed, he may be ambidextrous , or even a switch hitter. On home game Sundays, the Friar wears a special camouflage cloak as the team honors the military background of San Diego with similar uniforms. The Friar also rings a mission bell at home games immediately after a win.
Originally, The Swinging Friar was represented at the ballpark as a real man wearing a friar outfit.
Since his return, the character has been a full mascot costume. Although he does make appearances occasionally at San Diego sporting events, he has never been the official mascot of any San Diego sports team. As of , the Friar is also active with his own Twitter account, which debuted just days after the team's decision to readopt the classic brown and gold uniform colors for and beyond.
He was first introduced to Minnesota on April 3, The "T. Wally debuted in to the chagrin of many older Red Sox fans, despite his popularity with children. According to the Red Sox promotions department, Wally was a huge Red Sox fan who, in , decided to move inside the left field wall of Fenway Park, since it "eats up" hits that would easily be home runs at other parks. Apparently, he was very shy and lived the life of a hermit for 50 years.
omnanicaki.cf In , on the 50th anniversary of the Green Monster being painted green, he came out of the manual scoreboard and has been interacting with players and fans ever since. When the team began to grow out their beards as a trademark during their World Series run, Wally was given a long beard as well.