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Posted at 9:43 AM on June 28, 2006 by Ben Tesch (1 Comments)

Thomas G. Arthur, inventor of the Dodger Dog, dies at 84
Thomas Gregory Arthur, the baseball stadium concessionaire whose foot-long Nathan's knockoff came up short and became the beloved Dodger Dog, died June 8 of a heart attack in St. Louis, his son said. He was 84.

According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, Metrodome patrons rank 8th in the league for eating hot dogs, with a 2005 total of 850,000. We ate 883,500 in 2004 but were still ranked 8th. Dodger Stadium patrons still lead the pack at 1.6 million dogs a year, most likely because of the original Dodger Dog. Go get a dog, for Mr. Arthur. (July is also National Hot Dog Month!)

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dodger dogs are noticably tastier. dome dogs easily beat out what i ate in sf and chicago

Posted by ryan | June 28, 2006 10:29 AM

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