Yankees’ Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo Gifted Incredibly Cute Hockey Jerseys In Honor of Their Wiener Dogs

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“Woof” is what some New York Yankees fans might say in reaction to the team’s 82-80 record and fourth-place AL East finish last year. Depressing dog-speak aside, the Yankees have a chance to start anew in 2024, and there may be no better way to brighten up the season than with customized dog jerseys.

Earlier this week, Yankees dog dads Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo received “Wiener Dogs” jerseys custom-fitted with the names of their respective pet dachshunds from the Sioux Falls Stampede hockey team. 

Judge owns a blond doxie named Gus as well as a girl named Penny, who is reportedly best friends with Rizzo’s dachshund, Kevin. 

Judge and Rizzo couldn’t believe how cool their custom “Wiener Dogs” hockey jerseys looked and immediately became Stampede fans for life.

The Sioux Falls Stampede compete in the United States Hockey League, the top amateur league in America. Once a year, the South Dakota-based team rebrands itself as the “Fighting Wiener Dogs” in honor of the Sioux Nation Pet Clinic’s annual “Wiener Dog Night”, which includes must-see dog races on the Stampede’s home rink. All donations from the night go to Dakota Dachshund Rescue.

Kristen Wong


Kristen Wong is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. She has been a sports journalist since 2020. Before joining SI, Kristen covered four NFL teams as an associate editor with the FanSided NFL Network and worked as a staff writer for the brand’s flagship site. She has written about soccer, the NFL, NBA, and MLB since 2020, and outside of work, has dreams of running her own sporty dive bar.