He was paid just $100 for his one-day appearance in professional baseball. Tragically, Gaedel was only 36 years old when he was beaten to death by men who followed him home from his job at a bowling alley.
If you take a look on social media or ride around Detroit there is a ton of love being shown to all their sports teams right now, which I believed is rightfully deserved with how the teams are currently playing.
The clip then shows Paws, presenting a brand new, hot dog to the kid, as if he is at a five-star restaurant, pulling the silver lid off of it. The kid was in shock as he received a brand new hot dog and even gave pause a taste test to make sure it was okay.