May 1, 2010
Nothing sports bigger numbers at the ballpark than the hot dog — namely, 21,378,064.
That’s how many wieners the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council estimates will be sold at the nation’s major league ballparks this season.
Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, will serve up the most — more than 1.67 million hot dogs. (The Fenway Frank is served on a New England-style bun — split from the top — and topped with a choice of mustard and relish.)
The Cubs will move into second place, with Wrigley Field fans expected to consume 1.54 million hot dogs.
Fans of the Philadelphia Phillies are expected to consume 1.45 million hot dogs at Citizens Bank Park. Among the offerings: a South Philly Hot Dog topped with broccoli rabe, spicy roasted peppers and sharp provolone on a crusty Italian roll; the Olde Philadelphia Hot Dog, topped with Amish pepper hash, dill pickle and yellow mustard on a poppyseed roll, and the Summer Hot Dog, topped with cucumbers, pickled onion salsa and ancho pepper sauce on a pretzel.