The “Bat Dog” Dies of Cancer

Chase the bat dog

Photo by mtstradling on Flickr

CBS Sports reports a 13-year-old Golden Retriever who served as a “bat dog” for a minor-league baseball team has died of blood cancer just three days after his retirement.

“Chase That Golden Thunder” retrieved bats from home plate for the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate and trotted around the field with a basket full of water for umpires.

Chase’s son Derby takes over as the team’s new bat-retrieving dog.

Check out this video tribute to Chase!

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