Poe, a raven, named after Edgar Allan Poe. Since 2009, along with human mascot Poe, Rise and Conquer are Baltimore's two live raven mascots on the sidelines for home games, handled by trainers from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
Chomps is a dog-like figure, based on the team's Dawg Pound section at FirstEnergy Stadium; Swagger is a live bull mastiff that serves as the Cleveland Browns newest mascot starting with the 2014 season
Viktor is a smiling Viking caricature whose head looks similar to the Vikings logo. Previously, Ragnar was one of two "human" mascots in professional North American sports (i.e. not in any animal or caricature costume), with Lucky the Leprechaun of the Boston Celtics being the other. Ragnar was dressed as a Viking, but in 2015 did not renew his contract.
This is a list of current and former Major League Baseball mascots, sorted alphabetically.
The tradition in the Major League Baseball mascot began with Mr. Met, introduced for the New York Mets when Shea Stadium opened in 1964. Although some mascots came and went over time, the popularity of mascots increased when The San Diego Chicken started independently making appearances at San Diego Padres games in 1977. Philadelphia Phillies management felt they needed a mascot similar to the Chicken, so they debuted the Phillie Phanatic in 1978.
Today, all but three major-league teams have "official" mascots (Dodgers, Yankees, and Angels). Five team mascots – Sluggerrr (Kansas City Royals), the San Diego Chicken, the Phillie Phanatic, Mr. Met, and Slider (Cleveland Indians) – have been inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame. Several others have been nominated since the Hall's creation in 2005.
Mascots in the MLB are often used to help market the team and league to young children.
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