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It's National Hot Dog Day: 15 great photos celebrating the ultimate ballpark snack

Images via Post Its, NPR, Texas Monthly, @AdamRubinESPN, Mashable, Sports Illustrated, Click Orlando, Pinterest, @Royals

Tuesday, July 23 is National Hot Dog Day: a holiday near and dear to our mustard-clogged hearts. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council predicts that American ballparks will sell 20.4 million hot dogs in 2013. But we suspect you don't need statistics to know that baseball fans really, really like hot dogs.

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Take this rabbi, blowing a shofar while grilling kosher hot dogs at a Giants tailgate party.

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Or this pug, dressed as a hot dog, eating a hot dog at Turner Field. Dogception.

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A hot dog is a meal fit for a president. Or should we say, presidents?

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In fact, we love ballpark dogs so much that we've created all kinds of goofy rituals to honor them. Like Cleveland's Hot Dog Derby.

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Not to mention Milwaukee's famous Racing Sausages.

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At ballparks across the country, you'll find an incredible variety of dogs to choose from. In the Minors, there's the sour snap of the Charleston RiverDogs' Pickle Dog.

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For dessert, try a Funnel Dog, courtesy of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

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Nothing can match the mass of Rangers Ballpark's Boomstick, MLB's biggest hot dog. At three pounds, the two-foot-long dog comes slathered in chili, cheese, peppers and onions.

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Plus, there's the Meat Lover's Hot Dog in Cincinnati.

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The All-Star BBQ Dog in Kansas City.

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And where would we be without the iconic Dodger Dog, MLB's all-time bestseller?

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From our stomachs to yours, Happy National Hot Dog Day!