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.
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