White Sox set Guinness record with 1,122 dogs attending game

"They were a little noisy but it’s kind of fun," White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton said.
By Ben Hooper  |  Sept. 14, 2016 at 12:22 PM
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CHICAGO, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Chicago White Sox earned a Guinness World Record for canine attendance when 1,122 dogs showed up for the annual "Bark at the Park" event.

The team said a Guinness adjudicator on hand during Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians confirmed the 1,122 dogs sitting in the outfield seats at U.S. Cellular Field met the qualifications to set the record for "most dogs attending a sporting event."

The team said a minimum 1,000 dogs were needed for the record and the canines had to remain in their seats for a period of 10 consecutive minutes, which the adjudicator began at the top of the third inning.

"They were a little noisy but it's kind of fun," White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton told the Chicago Tribune. "It brings a different atmosphere to the ballpark. I think that's one of the beauties of The Cell, really nothing is off limits."

The White Sox won the record as well as the game, which had a final score of 8-1.

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