The Great Sausage Race

The Great Sausage Race

Ever been to a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game? If so, chances are you’ve seen The Great Sausage Race that occurs during the 7th inning stretch. This hilarious, and hugely popular event involves five people in sausage costumes racing around the field.

The five costumes are:

No. 1: Bratwurst.

No. 2: The Polish Sausage.

No. 3: The Italian Sausage.

No. 4: The Hot Dog.

No. 5: The Chorizo.

Baseball fan Jim Seimas recently had a chance to run this race, and he blogs about it HERE. Jim dressed as the Chorizo, which is newest, and most popular, of the sausages.

The Great Sausage Race

Here’s a Youtube clip of Jim’s race. Wow, running in a 7 ft. costume seems like it would be really hard to do.



Sausagegate Scandal

The Great Sausage Race is supposed to be safe and fun, but back in 2003 there was huge sausage scandal. Former Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman, Randall Simon, surprised the world by swinging his bat at the sausages as they ran by the dugout. Two of the sausages were knocked down.

How mean! That’s no way to treat a weiner.





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  • Mandi

    ….that’s just plain mean

  • http://www.santacruzsentinel.com Jim

    Thanks for the pub, very kind of you. By the way, the guy I beat was also a guest runner, musician Steve Poltz, the former boyfriend/touring partner of Jewel.

  • manny

    Hi Jim! Thanks for dropping by. Great race! That looks like so much fun.

  • Jay

    Was reminded of this incident last week … Saw Randall Simon playing for the Newark Bears in a minor
    league game for the Newark Bears in the Atlantic League. Not even a good minor leahue player!

  • Mary

    Any way to find a Bratwurst costume – we need a mascot for our Sausage Fest

  • tenjago

    hi there, do you still keep this costume ? I wish to buy 1 of it. do send me an email