( Our History )

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The Ball Park® brand was launched in 1957 in response to a request from the owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball team. The Ball Park® Frank quickly became such a success that it was expanded nationally. Ball Park® is now a national premium brand of hot dogs with a reputation for great taste and quality.

Today, you can find Ball Park® franks in supermarkets, convenience stores, and Detroit's Comerica Park. Since 1957, Ball Park® has been focused on making hot dogs that are meaty, juicy, and bold. Now we’ve gone a step further with delicious meats off the grill with our Flame Grilled Patties and Flame Grilled Jerky.

( Hot Dog History )

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Sausage is one of the oldest forms of encased meat, having been mentioned in Homer's Odyssey, composed around 700 B.C.

In 1871, Charles Feltman, a German butcher,
opened up the first Coney Island hot dog stand.

Sports Fans and consumers liked them — hot dogs were an inexpensive,
warm, hand-held food that tasted great. The same holds true today.

Source: National Hot Dog & Sausage Council www.hot-dog.org