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Milwaukee’s racing sausages among best traditions in baseball

In the world of baseball, there are a number of special traditions. However, few are more unique than Milwaukee’s Racing Sausages.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, five styles of sausages compete in an all-out sprint from the left field warning track, behind home plate and through the finish line by first base. The tradition began in the early 1990s — with three animated characters on the scoreboard — before coming to life in June 1993.

Milwaukee fans likely remember games where they have watched the Racing Sausages. What they may not have known is that there are three Marquette students who take part in the sacred Milwaukee tradition.