For a second year in a row, Dugout, the official mascot of Little League® Baseball and Softball, has been named the winner of the 2023 Mascot Hall of Fame Award for corporate mascot with the greatest community impact.
At the 2023 Little League Baseball® World Series, Presented by T-Mobile, Dugout helped welcome players and coaches from Cuba as they made their first-ever trip to Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Dugout also spent its time at the world’s largest youth sports tournament taking pictures with visitors, having fun with the players of the annual Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition game, Presented by Eggland’s Best, and keeping the excitement alive across the complex.
Since its debut in 1985, Dugout continues to bring smiles, joy, and fun to fans of all ages at the world’s largest youth baseball tournament each summer. Whether it‘s high-fiving tournament players as they run onto the field or finding ways to make visitors across the complex feel welcome, Dugout remains a fan favorite for visitors from all over the world.
The Mascot Hall of Fame is the hall of fame for sports mascots in North America. Located In Whiting, Indiana, the hall of fame was founded by David Raymond, the original Phillie Phanatic, in 2005.
The award presented to Dugout in 2022 and 2023 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 that helps with special needs within the community (i.e. educational resources, public safety, food scarcity, etc.).
To learn more about the Mascot Hall of Fame and see the other 2023 award winners, visit MascotHallOfFame.com.