Brewers’ Hank living with Neenah native, SNC grad

Hank, the unofficial mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers, plays with a player's bat on the field before the opening day baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves at Miller Park, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Milwaukee.
Hank, the unofficial mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers, plays with a player's bat on the field before the opening day baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Atlanta Braves at Miller Park, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

The Milwaukee Brewers’ canine sensation has found a home with a Neenah native and St. Norbert College alumna, the college says.

A small dog, which the team named Hank after hall of famer Hank Aaron, has become a hit with fans and on social media. Hank was a stray who showed up at the Brewers’ spring training facility in February.

After the team was unable to find a previous owner for Hank, the dog was adopted. Hank has since been living with Marti Wronski and her family. Wronski is the Brewers’ vice president and general counsel. She graduated from St. Norbert College in 1994.

“I cannot even explain the extent to which this dog loves people,” Wronski told St. Norbert College Magazine. “The more people the better, so the craziness of my household is just perfect for him.”

Wronski and her husband have four children between 5 and 11 years old and another dog as well.

The Brewers have capitalized on Hank’s popularity. Hank-themed clothes and a stuffed toy version of the dog are available at the team’s store. The Brewers also plan to give away Hank bobblehead dolls at a game in September. The story has also helped raise awareness for animal causes. A portion of the money from Hank-related merchandise goes toward the Wisconsin Humane Society.

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