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Grasshoppers' bat-dog auditions for 'America's Got Talent'

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Miss Babe Ruth America's Got Talent

Miss Babe Ruth, the Greensboro Grasshoppers' popular bat-dog, waits to audition for "America's Got Talent" at the downtown Marriott on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.

Fan favorite Miss Babe Ruth, the Greensboro Grasshoppers' bat-fetching and ball-delivering black Labrador retriever, made the short trip from NewBridge Bank Park to the downtown Marriott to audition for NBC reality show "America's Got Talent."

The team posted photos of the dog on its Facebook page.

The 7-year-old Babe, a fixture at the ballpark, serves as a bat-dog for the Hoppers two or three times per game, as well as delivering buckets of new baseballs to the home plate umpire.

Miss Babe Ruth, her 5-year-old brother Master Yogi Berra and 2-year-old niece Miss Lou Lou Gehrig are popular draws for the Hoppers. Yogi has a starring role in one of the team's between-innings contests. Lou Lou has occasionally pinch-hit for Babe as bat-dog.

​Contact Jeff Mills at (336) 373-7024, and follow @JefeMills on Twitter.


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