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photo courtesy of the Greensboro Grasshoppers—all rights reserved to them)

Labs aren’t part of the AKC’s official Working Group of dogs, but don’t tell that to Miss Babe Ruth.

This dedicated, hard-working black lab has been Greensboro, N.C., Class-A baseball team’s official bat-getter for 649 consecutive games. That’s right: since early August 2006, Miss Babe has been darting out on to the field and retrieving bats with ease.

They even erected a statue in her honor, and just recently threw an official retirement party for her, where she arrived in a convertible to much fanfare. Apparently her preferred bat will be sent to Cooperstown to be put on permanent display, too. Read more about it on Deadspin.

All in a dog’s day’s work. — WP

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About Will Pollock

Will Pollock is freelance multimedia culture, politics, media and entertainment journalist based in midtown Atlanta. He is an author of two books ("Pizza for Good" and "Leaving Triscuit), with more in the pipeline. Will is a photographer, musician, content wrangler, curator and artist. He is founder and director of ARTvision Atlanta, which in 2016 will be celebrating 10 years and $60,000 in fundraising. He writes about politics, pop-culture and other nonsense on his blogs, and you can follow him on Twitter @bywillpollock.

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