Over 11,000 Albuquerque Isotopes fans devour almost 38,000 hot dogs during the team's 50-cent hot-dog promotion.
After a long night of counting at Isotopes Park, the results are finally in: it’s evident that Albuquerque Isotopes (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) fans love their hot dogs, as nearly 38,000 of the ballpark staples were consumed as part of the team’s 50-Cent Hot Dog Extravaganza last night.
A season-high throng of 11,010 arrived early and were still streaming into the park by the middle innings to satisfy their hunger for hot dogs, devouring a total of 37,669 (and average of 3.42 dogs per person), the most ever eaten in an Isotopes promotion that dates back to the team’s inaugural year in 2003. The previous record was set that season in the very first 50-Cent Hot Dog Night ever, when 35,468 of the delicacies were devoured.
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