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Hank, baseball's most lovable pup, is moving to Milwaukee

Feb 25, 2014; Maryvale, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke greets the new team mascot, temporarily named Hank after Hank Aaron at Maryvale Baseball Park. Image by Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Hank, baseball's most lovable pup, is moving to Milwaukee

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Mar 14, 2014

It's official. The Milwaukee Brewers will be bringing Hank the Dog to the Brew City.

The team announced that Hank will move north from Arizona to Milwaukee on Sunday. Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Chris Abele will join the welcoming party.

A Brewers executive will adopt Hank for his permanent home there.

“There are so many people who have been part of the ‘Hank story;’ fans, players and coaches, front office staff, media, and all of those in his circle of caregivers,” said Brewers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin in a statement.

“We’re grateful to have an opportunity to make Hank a permanent member of the Brewers family, but even more important, we’re thrilled that he is going to a great family that will ensure that he is loved and comfortable in his new Wisconsin home.”

Hank has become one of the most beloved figures in baseball this spring training since he came onto the Milwaukee Brewers' facility in Arizona as a stray, according to the Brewers.

Attention on him has grown so strong that even People Magazine is featuring the ballpark pup.

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Jay Sorgi, a lifelong sports fanatic, is an editor for He's also a reporter for 620WTMJ and the Packers Radio Network.