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Woof! White Sox set Guinness World Record for dogs at park

Baseball fans who brought their dogs for the Chicago White Sox's annual Bark At The Park get seated in the left field bleachers before a baseball game between the White Sox and the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Chicago. The White Sox were the first major-league organization to create a dog-friendly day at the ballpark in 1996. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The White Sox achieved a season high for runs and hits in an inning Tuesday night — seven and seven during their 8-1 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians.

They also set a Guinness World Records title for most dogs attending a sporting event during their annual Bark at the Park night.

Reviewed by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator Michael Empric, the Sox claimed the title by hosting 1,122 dogs at U.S. Cellular Field. The pooches sat, stayed, sniffed and occasionally barked in designated areas in the outfield stands.

“We received a tremendous turnout for our four-legged friends tonight,” said Brooks Boyer, Sox senior vice president of sales and marketing. “We are thrilled that the White Sox dog-friendly event has become a storied piece of our tradition, especially as we add a milestone with tonight’s ‘most dogs attending a sporting event’ title through GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™.”

The Sox were the first major league team to create a dog-friendly day at the ballpark in 1996. Fans were allowed, as usual, to walk their pets around the warning track before game. Many were decked out in Sox garb.

A paid crowd of 15,588 humans joined the dogs, including second baseman Tyler Saladino’s female husky, Luna.

“She had a blast,” Saladino said. “I hope she didn’t cause too much trouble.”

Tyler Saladino plays with his dog “Luna” as fans parade around U.S. Cellular Field during the annual “Bark in the Park” day.
Tyler Saladino plays with his dog “Luna” as fans parade around U.S. Cellular Field during the annual “Bark in the Park” day.
Todd Frazier pets a puppy.  (Photos by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Todd Frazier pets a puppy. (Photos by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)