Miss Babe Ruth to Pinch Hit for Lou Lou:Legendary K-9 to Finish Season as Bat and Ball Dog
(Greensboro, NC) The Greensboro Grasshoppers announced today that Miss Babe Ruth will fill in for Lou Lou Gehrig for the remainder of the 2016 season. Lou Lou has been placed on the Disabled List due to malabsorption and has been advised to rest until she fully recovers. “Lou Lou has done a great job taking over for Babe this year and we hope she feels better and gets her strength back real soon,” said Grasshoppers President and General Manager Donald Moore.
“Babe has had two great workouts this week and I feel she is fully capable of filling this role. She wants to be back on the field. The dogs are a huge part of our entertainment and I think our fans will be thrilled to see Babe back in action, Moore continued. ” Miss Babe worked 649 consecutive games since making her debut August 2, 2006 and retiring on September 2, 2015. This season she has worked as a Special Assistant to the Team President and also as an ambassador, greeting fans on the concourse during games.
The team estimates that Babe delivered over 3,500 baseballs to umpires and retrieved upwards of 4,600 bats in her tenure. Her bucket is in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
The Grasshoppers continue their homestand continues through Monday August 22. For ticket information call 336-268-2255 or go to www.gsohoppers.com.