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Chicago Dogs are an independent professional baseball team based in Rosemont, Illinois. They began play in the American Association in 2018.  The team plays its home games at the 6,300-seat  Impact Field.  The team's branding alludes to the  Chicago-style hot dog, a local street food. 
In 2018, their first year as a team, the Dogs' manager was
Butch Hobson. They finished the season in fourth place (out of six teams) in the American Association North Division, with a win-loss record of 45-54. 
Carlos Zambrano joined the Dogs' roster. Zambrano had pitched in the Major Leagues for 12 years, most of them as a member of the Chicago Cubs. Butch Hobson continued to serve as the team's manager.  The Dogs finished the season in third place in the North Division, with a win-loss record of 59-40.  
Squeeze, mascot of the Dogs
mascot of the Chicago Dogs is Squeeze, a fuzzy yellow creature who resembles a squeeze bottle of mustard.  
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