Everyone enjoys a game of cricket or a game of football. Each game is unique in itself and so are the sports mascots used for the various games. They are symbols of a particular sport and are a very important part of a game. They are seen not only in the field during the games, but also on their banners, their posters, accessories, etc. A crazy fan of a particular team will also love its mascot too. And very truly, like a good game, a great mascot can never be forgotten. Given below is a list of the top 10 sports mascots that have represented different teams at the baseball games.
1. The San Diego Chicken:
He is the oldest of all the mascots, entertaining game lovers since 1974. He is also popularly known as the Famous Chicken or only the Chicken. His popularity increased so much, that he was given the title of being one of the 100 most popular people in the field of sports, by the Sporting News channel.
2. Phillie Phanatic:
He is the lovable sports mascot of Philadelphia Phillies. Normally a sports mascot has a resemblance to some animal, however in case of Phillie Phanatic we can’t be too sure about the animal that he resembles to. He is a representation of the loyalty of Philly fans. He was so popular that his costumes have been kept in the Baseball hall of Fame.
3. Harvey the Hound:
This character first presented itself in the year 1983. This hound was the first ever mascot for the NHL games. He was the mascot for two teams The Calgary Flames and the Calgary Stampeders.
4. Rocky the Cougar:
He is a sports mascot for the Denver Nuggets. He was first made in the year 1990 and this mountain lion became an instant hit with the game’s fan following. He has always been considered as a lucky symbol for the team. It is also said that the final outcome of any game is decided on the basis of his backwards half – court shot, depending on whether he makes it or misses it.
5. Mr. Met:
He was first introduced in the game of 1963. He is the official mascot of the MLB’s New York Mets. He is a humanoid with the head of a baseball. He wears the team’s uniform. He is also a member of the Mascot Hall of Fame. Mr.Met can also be seen before and after games when his fans can click pictures with him.
6. Racing Sausages:
These were mascots for the Milwaukee Brewers. Though not the official mascots, these sausages were quiet famous amongst the fans. There were four kinds of sausages that formed the team. There was a hot dog, a Polish sausage, an Italian sausage and a bratwurst that began running on the track between the sixth and the seventh innings of the game. They were a great sight to watch.
7. The Suns Gorilla:
He is the official mascot of the Phoenix Suns. He made his first appearance in the year 1980. This gorilla is famous for the various tricks that he performs off a trampoline in between the 3rd and the 4th quarters of the game. In the year 2005 he found a place in the Mascot Hall of Fame. His fans also call him by the name ‘Go’.
8. Benny the Bull:
He has been the sports mascot of the team Chicago Bulls since the year 1969. The mascot wears a full body costume that is made up of red fur. It also contains white eyes, a snout, a long red tail and black colored gloves. An important function of the Bull is to make an appearance throughout Chicago on behalf of his team.
9. Wally the Green Monster:
This monster mascot represents the Boston Red Sox team. He made his first appearance in the year 1997. He was immediately famous amongst the younger generation. His stories have been shared when the games were being showed on television. This increased his popularity and very soon he became a favorite of baseball fans of all ages.
Billy the Marlin represents the Florida Marlins baseball franchise. He is considered to be an extremely funny mascot who is upto some prank or the other. He was first seen as the official mascot of the team in the year 1993. His name was kept simple so that kids could easily remember it. He has an official fan club to his credit. It is called the Billy’s Bunch and it is for kids upto the age of 12 years.