Tom Lohr was on a quest: to find the best combination of baseball and hot dogs that North America’s major league ballparks have to offer. His 103-day odyssey to find the perfect processed meat led him to rate all 30 major league dogs and their ballparks, as well as 35 minor league offerings.
With help from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Tom created a system that judges each stadium’s hot dog on six factors: bun freshness, taste, toppings, price, portability, and an “it” factor, meaning a famous dog or specialty dogs. Just as important are the categories for ballparks: location, general admission ticket price, location, cleanliness, fans, and ambiance.
Tom Lohr got his first taste of big league baseball in Three Rivers Stadium, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, whose games he and his family listened to at their West Virginia home. The Navy veteran spent 24 years working on missile systems. Tom also built oil and natural gas pipelines and spent 13 months on a research station at the South Pole.
Everyone remembers the first time they did something significant or something that introduced them to a wonder. I remember my first plane ride, my first lover, the first time I was in a fight, the first time I got falling-down, head-in-thecommode drunk—and each became a marker on the index of my life.
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