The team set a world record for the most dogs attending a sporting event (1,122), Guinness World Records spokeswoman told ABC News. There was no previous record holder for the title.
The dogs, many decked out in White Sox gear, flooded into U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago for the team’s “Bark at the Park” event, a tradition the team began in 1996 as the first major-league organization to do so.
In order to achieve the record, the White Sox needed a minimum of 1,000 dogs in attendance and the dogs had to remain in their outfield seats for a period of 10 consecutive minutes. The White Sox began the record attempt at the top of the game's third inning, a team spokeswoman told ABC News.
The White Sox beat the Indians 8-1 so the barking proved not a distraction for the home team.
The White Sox shared photos of the event on social media with the hashtag #SoxDogs.