The Kansas City Royals announced that Sluggerrr has been inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame, along with mascots from three other teams.
The announcement was made from the home of the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Ind.
“I’d like to thank all the Royals fans who helped vote me into the Mascot Hall of Fame, the front-office for supporting my ambitions and everyone involved with the Mascot Hall of Fame for voting me in,” Sluggerrr roared. “I take a lot of pride in being one of the mane attractions at Kauffman Stadium. I’d be lion if I said this wasn’t one of my proudest moments as the official mascot of the Kansas City Royals.”
Sluggerrr has appeared at every Royals home game since April 5, 1996, and makes approximately 500 appearances per year. He is only the fourth Major League Baseball mascot to be inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame. Others are the Phillie Phanatic, Mr. Met and Slider of the Cleveland Indians. Other mascots inducted in this year’s class are Benny the Bull (Chicago Bulls), Tommy Hawk (Chicago Blackhawks) and Nittany Lion (Penn State).
The Chiefs mascot K.C. Wolf is already a Hall of Fame inductee.
Sluggerrr has had his share of controversy. He was once photographed at a bachelor party with a naked woman and was sued for injuring a fan’s eye with a hot dog shooter.