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Chicago Dogs
Chicago Dogs
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LeagueAmerican Association of Independent Professional Baseball
LocationRosemont, Illinois
BallparkImpact Field
Year founded2018
ColorsLight blue, red, white
ManagerButch Hobson
The Chicago Dogs playing against the Sioux City Explorers at Impact Field in 2018

The Chicago Dogs are an independent professional baseball team based in Rosemont, Illinois. They began play in the American Association in 2018.[1][2] The team plays its home games at the 6,300-seat Impact Field.[3][4] The team's branding alludes to the Chicago-style hot dog, a local street food.[5]


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.[6]


In 2019, 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.[7] Butch Hobson continued to serve as the team's manager.[8] The Dogs finished the season in third place in the North Division, with a win-loss record of 59-40.[9]


Squeeze, mascot of the Dogs

The mascot of the Chicago Dogs is Squeeze, a fuzzy yellow creature who resembles a squeeze bottle of mustard.[10][11]



  1. ^ Reichard, Kevin (July 28, 2017). "New for 2018: Chicago Dogs". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Belzer, Jason (September 13, 2017). "A New Minor League Team Tries To Run With The Big Dogs In Chicago". Forbes. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Bannon, Tim (July 28, 2017). "Rosemont's new baseball team gets a tasty name: Chicago Dogs". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Chicago Dogs to Play Ball in Rosemont". WBBM-TV/CBS Chicago. May 10, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Selvam, Ashok (July 28, 2017). "Chicago's Love of Hot Dogs Inspires New Baseball Team's Name". Eater Chicago. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 American Association". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Thompson, Phil (May 18, 2019). "Weather Delays His Return, but the Carlos Zambrano Effect Is in Full Force for the Independent Chicago Dogs". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ Kenney, Madeline (April 20, 2019). "After 44 Years in Baseball, Chicago Dogs Manager Hobson Wouldn't Change a Thing". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 American Association". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ Reaven, Steve (May 29, 2018). "Chicago Dogs Lose After Ninth-Inning Collapse, But Fans Are Winners at Impact Field". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ Bird, Hillary (July 9, 2018). "A Kid's Guide to a Chicago Dogs Baseball Game". Chicago Parent. Retrieved 2018.

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