The stray dog found his way into the Brewers' spring training complex in Arizona on February 17. "He immediately captured the hearts of everyone at Maryvale Baseball Park," according to a press release from the Brewers management.
Nearly a month later, the team decided to officially add him to the roster. On Friday, Hank was given a team jersey and a number (K9). On Sunday, he boarded a plane bound for Milwaukee.
Hank's official team position is "rover," but his "big responsibility [is] to keep the fans happy," said Doug Melvin, the team's general manager.
The Brewers have also found Hank a new home. The family of a Brewers executive has adopted the ballpark pup. The team reportedly received over 1,000 offers "from players, staff and countless fans" to adopt him.
Hank's story has also captured the attention of the media and fans across the country. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an entire section of its website dedicated to Hank.