The world’s most famous eater is preparing to throw his first ceremonial pitch at Rogers Center when the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Chicago White Sox next week.
Joey Chestnut, world record-holder for hot dog consumption, is scheduled to be in Toronto on Tuesday to serve up the first pitch as part of celebrations for the first “Loonie Dogs Night” of the year.
The old tradition is back this season and fans will be able to buy a $1 hot dog every Tuesday at home games.
“Last season, Blue Jays fans consumed 444,854 dogs over 13 games,” the Jays said in a press release Thursday.
And when it comes to eating sausage, there is no one better in the world than chestnuts.
He ate an incredible 76 hot dogs and buns in less than 10 minutes in July 2021 to set the world record.
He has won the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest seven times in a row and has finished first in 15 of the past 16 years.
Prior to the game, Chestnut will also be available for a photo op for fans, the team said.
After the three-game series against the White Sox next week, the Jays will play a three-game series this weekend against the Seattle Mariners.
The first 15,000 fans to enter Rogers Center for Friday’s game will receive a “George Springer New Blue Replica Jersey”—their first gift of the season.
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