The White Sox broke a Guinness World Record last week at their game against the Indians.
Tuesday's game was no accident. The White Sox aimed to break the world record for most dogs at a sporting event with their annual "Bark at the Park" event. And they succeeded.
The White Sox played the Indians last week, winning 8-1, and the park was filled with fans and their dogs, and a representative from the Guinness World Records. With the adjudicator present, the White Sox received their valid certificate for having more than 1,000 dogs at the baseball game.
The 1,000 dogs had to remain in the outfield for 10 minutes in order for the Guinness World Record to count. The four-legged fans must have known something exciting was going on as the clock on the board counted down, and the record was broken.
The dogs were then led around the diamond in their costumes, barking happily at their achievement. And that the White Sox were winning, of course.
"It was just funny hearing them yelling, like they didn't know what was going on," second baseman Tyler Saladino said. "They were just yelling back and forth at each other. That was a fun game though."
The "Bark at the Park" event is put on by Nylabone and is a night where baseball fans can bring their pooches to games. There were 12 Bark at the Park nights at MLB games this season; the last one will take place on September 21 at the New York Mets v. Atlanta Braves game.
All images by Erin Hooley via the Chicago Tribune