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  • The "Giant Slugger" is a massive 2-foot-long hot dog now being served at U.S. Cellular field as part of National Hot Dog and Sausage Month.
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July 03, 2012|Harry Huggins | For RedEye

If you've been craving a giant sausage, U.S. Cellular Field might now be your go-to destination.

The White Sox announced Tuesday the introduction of a 2-foot-long hot dog, dubbed the "Giant Slugger." According to a statement, the sausage itself weighs 1 pound and will be featured in a pregame hot dog eating competition at 5 p.m. Wednesday before the Sox play the Texas Rangers.

The massive wiener is meant to serve up to four people and is made of Vienna Beef and drowned in nacho cheese, chili, grilled onions and jalapenos, all in a 22-inch bun. Fans aching for the 2 feet of meat can find it for $26 at Giant Slugger stands near Sections 109 and 538.

A little history of the Giant Slugger: it was created for the Texas Rangers' ballpark (and known there as the "Boomstick"), and the current record for finishing it is 19 minutes.

Fans can participate in Wednesday's eating competition for a chance to win four suite tickets, a customized Sox jersey and an autographed baseball. Also stuffing his mouth with 2 feet of meat will be former White Sox player Ron Kittle.

Those interested can tweet at @WhiteSox with the hashtag #GiantSlugger. The competition will take place near Gate 3 ofU.S. Cellular Field.

As impressive as the 2-foot hot dog is, it still pales in comparison to the Guinness World Record holder of more than 668 feet, but for that, you'd have to go to Paraguay.

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