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The sausage race is about to turn 20 years-old

Jun 20, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

Sausage races

Racing mascots — in real life or merely on jumbotrons — have been a part of the baseball landscape for many years now. The oldest among them — at least the oldest among them that is more elaborate than the old scoreboard dot race — is the Klement’s Sausage Race at Brewers’ games. It began on June 27, 1993, and the Brewers are celebrating its 20th anniversary.

This release at MLB.com has a lot of Pfun Pfacts about the sausage race. Including video of the first race from 20 years ago. Bratwurst beat the Italian Sausage and the Polish Sausage. There were only three sausages then. Hot Dog and Chorizo would come later.

And now you know more than you ever wanted to know about the sausage races.

(thanks to Kopy for the heads up)

 

  1. number42is1 - Jun 20, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Sausage race? that what they calling the Jays rotation now?

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Jun 20, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Happy Birthday Sausage Race! Nothing beats an original.

  3. heyblueyoustink - Jun 20, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    I thought the sausage race had been going on since the caveman days.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      You conspiracy theorists. Why does there always have to be a sausage in it?

      • historiophiliac - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:08 PM

        Oh, DAMMIT!!!

        DELETE FUNCTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:16 PM

        Sooo…having a sausage in it is a bad thing?

      • historiophiliac - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:17 PM

        As soon as I hit “reply” I knew I’d said that wrong…sigh

      • heyblueyoustink - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:57 PM

        :-) Gotcha!

      • historiophiliac - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM

        I hope you feel proud cuz I feel dumb. Sheesh

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 20, 2013 at 4:03 PM

        Col! Mario Soto was a pitcher for the Reds in the 80’s. Hahaha!
        Your effort made me proud.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 20, 2013 at 4:05 PM

        Ok, I guess I didn’t follow your point there. I thought you were talking about politics. The national league is dumb.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 20, 2013 at 4:06 PM

        Also, I can tell that I just have to tell the men here today to have a nice day. TTYL

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 20, 2013 at 4:06 PM

        Wow. I posted that and see that you mentioned the same word in a post 5 minutes earlier.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jun 20, 2013 at 4:38 PM

        It was just a silly play on her name. I really thought if you googled it…it would most likely pull him up as an option. The junior circuit is lame.

      • heyblueyoustink - Jun 20, 2013 at 6:40 PM

        Oh, c’mon now. I’ve said wayyyyy dumber things than that to myself in the last five minutes.

        Just read some of the stuff on here, you’ll feel much better.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 20, 2013 at 11:57 PM

        Whew! You dudes went easy on me. Thanks for that.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      I am outraged. The Hispanic and Italian Sausages are obvious racist caricatures.

  4. timmons94 - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Speaking of. I will be there sat and Dan Patrick and crew will be the sausages racing…

  5. dolphindubs - Jun 20, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Insert porn joke here: …

  6. mvp43 - Jun 20, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    I think that Chorizo was on that Anthony Bosch list as well !

  7. foreverchipper10 - Jun 20, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Man, sausage jokes are just the wurst.

  8. cptnew1 - Jun 20, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    I remember when my sausage turned twenty…I was stationed in Korea…On second thought, I better not tell that story…

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