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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Greensboro Grasshoppers hope Miss Babe Ruth will soon be able to run the bases once again at NewBridge Bank Park. The beloved Labrador Retriever is the bat and ball dog. Miss Babe Ruth is recovering from ear surgery to repair her auricular hematoma. If left untreated it would have permanently disfigured her ear.

Babe's owner, Donald Moore who's also the Grasshoppers President and General Manager said,

"We all wish Babe a speedy recovery and hope she gets well in time to work our last three home games next week. She loves performing in front of our fans and I hope she can continue her amazing streak."

Miss Babe Ruth has entertained millions of Grasshoppers fans for 575 consecutive home games. She even has her own statute at the ball park, her own souvenir items, and a yearly baseball card.

Moore said as far as Babe's recovery and attending a game, "Right now she is listed as day-to-day and I guess we will play it by ear next week."

The Grasshoppers play at home Tuesday, August 26.

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