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Top 10 Mascots In Major League Baseball

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On Dinger, on Lou Seal, on Phillie Phanatic! Major League Baseball has captured the imagination of the world with their compelling (and sometimes terrifying) costumed mascots. Here are just some of the best!

T.C. Bear

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(credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Modeled on the Hamm’s Beer Bear, T.C. is part adorable and part vicious — even more so then the Minnesota Twins’ previous mascot, Twinkie the loon.

Phillie Phanatic

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(credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The most-sued mascot in baseball history, Philadelphia’s Phillie Phanatic is an ATV-driving, hex-dancing, man-punching, hot dog-shooting beast!

Mr. Met

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(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mr. Met, one of the most beloved mascots in baseball history, was forced into retirement for 15 years as the New York Mets tried out a live mule as a mascot. We must never forget this travesty.

Bernie Brewer

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(credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Poor Bernie was also shunned for almost a decade before Milwaukee Brewers’ fans begged for his return. Who would ever do away with a giant, mustached man who enjoys sliding into enormous mugs of beer?

Rangers Captain

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(credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A horse is a horse, of course? No way, Jose. Rangers Captain is the equestrian mascot of the Texas Rangers, and he is not to be messed with.

Lou Seal

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(credit: Ezra Shaw /Getty Images)

The name of the San Francisco Giants’ mascot is a homophone of “Lucille” … but it’s a dude. Why not avoid any confusion and just hire international recording artist Seal as the mascot … or is that a little crazy?

Mr. Redlegs

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(credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

I’m sure Mr. Redlegs of the Cincinnati Reds is not trying to induce nightmares, but come on!

Rally Squirrel

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(credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


Secondary St. Louis Cardinals’ mascot Rally Squirrel was born out of controversy. Former Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt claims a squirrel distracted him during game four of the 2011 National League Division Series. In response, Rally was hastily put together for the next game. The Cardinals went on to win the World Series. Coincidence?

Screech

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(credit: Ned Dishman/Getty Images)


The Washington National’s bald eagle mascot is more of an American treasure than Samuel “Screech” Powers of “Saved By The Bell” fame, but just by a feather.

Swinging Friar

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(credit: Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images)

The San Francisco Giants’ mascot is a chaste, Franciscan friar who swings? Get me on the phone with the Vatican, post haste!

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