Hank attracts dozens to Miller Park

In this Feb. 22, 2014 photo, Milwaukee Brewers mascot, Hank, is at the team's spring training practice in Phoenix. The team has unofficially adopted the dog and assigned the name “Hank” after baseball great Hank Aaron.
In this Feb. 22, 2014 photo, Milwaukee Brewers mascot, Hank, is at the team's spring training practice in Phoenix. The team has unofficially adopted the dog and assigned the name “Hank” after baseball great Hank Aaron. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

MILWAUKEE (AP) – It isn’t a star player that has drawn dozens of Milwaukee Brewers fans to Miller Park before the crack of dawn.

In fact, it’s a meet-and-greet for the team’s adopted pooch. It’s the first public appearance for Hank since he was brought to Milwaukee from spring training on Sunday. The curly-haired lap dog is wearing his signature jersey for his appearance early Tuesday.

Some Hank-themed merchandise is on sale with 20 percent of proceeds going to the Wisconsin Humane Society. Any donated dog toys will go to area shelters.

Watch video of Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin telling Hank he made the team:

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