2023 Hot Dog Derby | Result Race 21

May 14, 2023

Todd Hall

Who will be the first Hot Dog to win the newly introduced championship title?

Current Standings

MUSTARD – 12KETCHUP – 5ONION – 4

Race Recap – Race 21 of 81

ONION WINS

Onion wins the race today on Mother’s Day! Had a little help from Slider’s Mom who supplied Onion with a much larger size purse to hit Mustard and slow him down as well as hold back Ketchup from even finishing the race.

History and 2023 Championship

In 2005, the Cleveland Indians followed the trend of many MLB teams and added an in-game mascot race to their gameday fan experience. The Indians started the now-famous Hot Dog Derby with three racing hot dog mascots: Onion, Mustard, and Ketchup.

What started out as only a mascot race in the 5th inning has evolved into an unforgettable experience for Indians’ fans at the ballpark and beyond. Over the years, the Tribe Hot Dogs have grown their presence at games, in the community, and on social media.

Before the Guardians’ home opener this season, the Hot Dogs announced on Twitter that they are introducing a new championship belt for the 2023 season. The belt, which features gold plating and silver emblems of the Guardians of Transportation statues, the Guardians’ ‘C’ logo, and hot dogs, will be awarded to the winner of each race that takes place at the end of the fifth inning of every Guardians home game. The recipient of the belt will hold the title until the next race. The Hot Dog Derby gained national attention during the 2022 season due to Mustard’s long losing streak, but the mascot eventually secured its first win on October 1st.

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