Dugout Earns 2022 Mascot Hall of Fame Award for Greatest Community Impact

Dugout, the official mascot of Little League® Baseball and Softball, was named the winner of the 2022 Mascot Hall of Fame Award for corporate mascot with the greatest community impact.

Coming off the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball® World Series in August, Dugout was proud to be surrounded by fans in Williamsport with hundreds of thousands of visitors making the trip to the world’s largest youth sports tournament for 11 days of excitement.

Dugout made its official debut back in 1985 and today continues to bring smiles and excitement to fans of all ages at the world’s largest youth baseball tournament each summer. From its on-field antics and highly anticipated hugs and high-fives in stands, Dugout is a fan favorite for visitors from all over the world at the Little League Baseball World Series each year.


Located in Whiting, Indiana, the Mascot Hall of Fame is the hall of fame for sports mascots in North America founded by David Raymond, the original Phillie Phanatic, in 2005. To learn more about the Mascot Hall of Fame, as well as to see the other 2022 award winners, visit MascotHallOfFame.com.

The award presented to Dugout is given based on a program within the organization’s community that is spearheaded by the team or school’s mascot which directly benefits the community. The program can be any type of effort which helps with specific needs within the community; Educational, fighting hunger, public safety, etc.