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St. Paul Saints introduce 2019 ball pig: Daenerys Hoggaryen

St. Paul Saints introduce 2019 ball pig: Daenerys Hoggaryen Photo: St. Paul Saints

May 15, 2019 02:37 PM

The St. Paul Saints on Wednesday introduced the team's 2019 ball pig, Daenerys Hoggaryen.

"She is familiar to many as Daenerys Porkborn of House Hoggaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Hamdals and the First Swine, Protector of the Seven Troughs, the Mother of Pigs, the Khalgreasy of the Great Grass Field, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Leashes, but shall be known around CHS Field as Daenerys Hoggaryen," the Saints announced in a release.

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The pig's name is a play on one from the HBO series "Game of Thrones," which features a main character named Daenerys Targaryen.

The Saints said Daenerys Hoggaryen beat out Cersei LOINister to claim the ball pig throne.

The Saints revealed the name of the pig at their annual World's Largest Game of Catch in Lowertown Saint Paul. The club said it received more than 5,500 entries, with the winning submission coming from Ian Ramsay from Minneapolis.

During the previous 26 seasons the Saints have had a pig mascot and each has had a unique name. Many of the names play on hot topics of the year, current events or local celebrities. Last season the Saints struck a chord with the younger generation with Porknite.

The Saints open the 2019 season with a 10-game homestand starting on Thursday.

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