Consuming hot dogs on the Fourth of July is an American tradition, but the White Sox have taken that tradition to a whole other level.
The Chicago White Sox concessions and retail partner Delaware North Companies Sportservice introduced the "Giant Slugger" hot dog today at U.S. Cellular Field.
The one-pound, two-foot-long hot dog is composed of Vienna beef and topped with nacho cheese, chili, grilled onions and jalapenos. The Giant Slugger is served on a 22-inch potato bun.
On July 4, the Giant Slugger will be featured in a hot dog competition prior to the White Sox game against Texas at 6:10 p.m. The competition, sponsored by Pepsi, will begin at 5 p.m. near Gate 3 of the ballpark.
Fans are able to participate in the competition--which will feature former White Sox great Ron Kittle and members of the media--by tweeting at @WhiteSox and using the hashtag, GiantSlugger.
The grand prize includes four suite tickets, a customized jersey and an autographed baseball.
Fans looking for the Giant Slugger, created to serve four people, can find it at portable hot dog stands near sections 109 and 538.
The individual record for consuming the massive hot dog is 19 minutes, set at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington when two of the region's media outlets went head-to-head in the competition.
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