|League||American Association of Professional Baseball (East Division)|
|Colors||Light blue, red, white |
|Media||AA Baseball TV|
The Chicago Dogs are an independent professional baseball team based in Rosemont, Illinois. They are members of the American Association of Professional Baseball, an official Partner League of Major League Baseball. They began play in 2018 and play home games at the 6,300-seat Impact Field. The team's branding alludes to the Chicago-style hot dog, a local street food.
In 2018, their first year as a team, the Dogs' manager was Butch Hobson. Former Chicago White Sox minor league pitcher Josh Goossen-Brown was the first player signed by the Chicago Dogs. They finished the season in fourth place (out of six teams) in the American Association North Division, with a win–loss record of 45–54.
In 2019, Carlos Zambrano joined the Dogs' roster. Zambrano had pitched in the major leagues for 12 years, most of them as a member of the Chicago Cubs. Butch Hobson continued to serve as the team's manager. The Dogs finished the season in third place in the North Division, with a record of 59–40.
In 2020, the Dogs competed as one of six league teams in a condensed 60-game season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They were originally slated to play home games at Franklin Field (home of the Milwaukee Milkmen) due to capacity restrictions for outdoor events in Illinois. However, these restrictions were lifted on June 26 (as the state officially moved into Phase 4 of their reopening plan, allowing for outdoor spectator sports to resume at limited capacity) and thus enabled the Dogs to play all their home games at Impact Field.
The mascot of the Chicago Dogs is Squeeze, played by Kurt Schnaubelt, is a fuzzy yellow creature who resembles a squeeze bottle of mustard.
|2018||AA||North||45–54||4th||.455||Did not qualify||Butch Hobson|
|2019||AA||North||59–41||3rd||.590||Did not qualify||Butch Hobson|
|2020||AA||N/A||26–32||6th||.448||Did not qualify||Butch Hobson|
|2021||AA||North||63–37||1st||.630||Lost division championship to Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks||Butch Hobson|
|Active (22-man) roster||Coaches/Other|