Franks Givings

When it comes to the best Major League Baseball hotdogs, it’s a tale of two cities.

Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium tied as home of the best stadium hot dog, according to a survey conducted for the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC).

Boston’s legendary Fenway Park came in second, while Detroit’s Comerica Park took third and Dodger’s Stadium in Los Angeles was ranked fourth.

July happens to be National Hot Dog Month.

Approximately 63% of fans listed hot dogs as the one ballpark food they could not live without. Peanuts were rated a distant second (18%), followed by pizza, cotton candy and, finally, cracker jacks.

The Council estimates Americans eat seven billion hot dogs during peak season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Research from the Council’s annual MLB ballpark survey shows that professional ballparks alone will sell 30 million hot dogs this season. Helping to keep those volumes high, of course, are hot dog vendors who walk an average of four to five miles per game, up and down stairs, carrying their roughly 40-pound bin. An average baseball hot dog vendor sells approximately 150 hot dogs per game.

Polling was done by Opinion Dynamics of 625 Americans between June 11 and 15, 2008.