Lifestyle Pets Take Them Out to the Ball Game! Baseball's Furry Fans These major league mutts (and squirrels!) are ready for the diamond By People Staff Published on October 15, 2012 09:45 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 18 BALL BOY Charlie Riedel/AP Texas Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers’s Boston terrier takes after his owner! The coordinated pooch joins a spring training workout in Surprise, Ariz., in February. 02 of 18 PIG OF DREAMS Richard Austin/Rex USA Nice catch! A miniature piglet from England’s Pennywell Farm dozes off in a baseball glove. 03 of 18 TILLMAN CSM /Landov He doesn’t just skate, Tillman runs balls, too. The famous skateboarding bulldog delivers a ball for the first pitch at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium in May. 04 of 18 UGGIE Kent C. Horner/Getty From movie star to outfielder? Uggie, The Artist’s canine star, gets ready to “throw” the ceremonial first pitch during the San Diego Padres’s Dog Days of Summer event at Petco Park in July. 05 of 18 RIGHT ON TRACK Alex Trautwig/Getty She looks good in uniform! A sweetly groomed Mets fan gets on the field for Bark in the Park in September at New York’s Citi Field. 06 of 18 TATIANA Courtesy Cheryl Gattuso This Riversharks fan looks forward to Take Your Dog to the Park Day all year long. Her favorite part of the game? Lunch, which consists of a hot dog and vanilla ice cream. Yum! 07 of 18 SHEA Courtesy Jason Wain Some players chew tobacco, but this all-star prefers softballs. 08 of 18 BAILEY Courtesy Melanie Rossow Melanie Rossow’s old girl was never afraid to get filthy in the outfield. “The kids would run the bases while she retrieved the ball to my husband,” she says. 09 of 18 OAKLEY Courtesy Karen Hall Watch out Derek Jeter, this Yorkie has skills. “His eye-mouth coordination is better than most baseball players’,” says owner (er, agent?) Karen Hall. 10 of 18 CHIPPIE Courtesy DeEtta Komarek The tiniest catcher ever? Yep, feed Chippie peanuts and she’ll never miss a ball. 11 of 18 RUFUS Courtesy Frances Vega The “Rufinator” steals bases – and all plummeting pacifiers within a mile radius! “My nephew dropped his and who was there to pick it up? Rufus, of course!” says Frances Vega. “As you can see by the picture, it’s his new toy.” 12 of 18 FAT CAT Courtesy Angela Williams Fly ball! Er, not exactly. “My boys made him a hat out of an old baseball,” says Angela Williams. “He just sat there and wore it for about 30 minutes.” 13 of 18 NIGEL Courtesy Maureen Brewer When he’s not at work cheering up residents at retirement centers, Nigel is cheering on his favorite team, the San Diego Padres. 14 of 18 SAMANTHA Courtesy Christina Wilfong Um, you’d make a better door than window! I’m trying to watch Chicago’s greatest here! 15 of 18 TUCKER Courtesy Donna Schiltz This little guy just might own every piece of Twins paraphernalia – and that’s worthy of a professional portrait! 16 of 18 BONNY Courtesy Kelly Boyer She was excited about the San Francisco Giants win, but the hat? Not so much. 17 of 18 CAPTAIN APPLEJACK Courtesy Laurenn McCubbin Put me in, coach! This cutie is ready to play. 18 of 18 CASSIUS Courtesy Becky and Josh Williamson Show-off! Are we sure MLB doesn’t stand for Most Lovable Boxer?