2020 was an amazing year at in the Dugout, and we're working hard to make 2021 even better!
Grab a cold beverage in your favorite Dugout Mug as we take a trip back memory lane and look at our year in review!
We had some LEGENDS stop by the Dugout this year for some great conversations.
When we asked those in the Dugout what their most memorable moment of 2020 was an overwhelming majority of you responded with having Pete Rose, The Hit King, on to offer live commentary during Game 3 of the World Series. He was so generous of his time (his second interview with us this year - click here to watch his first) chatting for nearly two hours and offering insight like only a legend like himself could.
HOF catcher Pudge Rodriguez hopped in the Dugout to talk about his baseball career and what he's involved with outside of the sport.
It was so awesome getting to sit down with Mariano Rivera! His foundation is doing amazing work and we're proud to be able to play a tiny part in helping his cause! (Watch the full interview)
David Mickey Evans (DME), the writer, director, and narrator of one of the most iconic baseball movies of all time, The Sandlot, was one of our first guests! Plus, check out our bonus content with DME where he tells us 10 Mind Blowing Facts You Didn't Know About The Sandlot.
This year marked the 100th Anniversary of the Negro Leagues and MLB acknowledged that the league holds Major League status! If you'd like to donate to support the Negro League Baseball Museum you can click here
You may not know Savannah Bananas owner Jesse Cole, but if you want to have the full entertainment experience at a baseball game, nobody does it better than Jesse and the entire Bananas team!
At Dugout Mugs, we are all about sharing the love and hooking up those in the Dugout with everything from cold hard cash, to big screen televisions, amazing products, and autographed memorabilia!
As a special thank you to our Veterans on Veteran's Day, we did a special First Pitch to give away our American Flag Dugout Mugs, as well as some hats and bottle opener shirts!
We outdid ourselves with our Signature September giveaway and over $5,000 in prizes including signatures from Hall of Famers and the biggest names in baseball!
One of our favorite moments in the Dugout is being able to celebrate special occasions. Whether it's Mother's Day, Father's Day, a wedding, anniversary, or momentous occasion like buying the New York Mets we are honored to play a small part in that special day!
Steve Cohen the owner of the New York Mets has his Dugout Mugs proudly displayed in his home.
Do you think we should bring back this Mother's Day design??
Celebrating Mother's Day and Father's Day with the family and their favorite Dugout Mugs.
Nothing says Opening Day like our limited edition 30 teams MLB mug.
A welcome gift for first year New York Yankee Gerrit Cole.
Dodgers pitcher Dustin May proposed to his longtime girlfriend this holiday season and how could she say no with a collection of Dugout Mugs in the background!
Building a positive reputation with Major League Baseball's brightest stars past and present is another factor we pride ourselves in. Over the course of 2020, we've worked with Amed Rosario, Carlos Santana, and Miguel Andujar. In addition, Dugout Mugs has created personalized mugs for Wilson Ramos, Dustin May, and comedian Bert Kresicher.
At Dugout Mugs we don't just want to create an amazing product, we also want to give back to our baseball community through our #CheersToCharity initiative. Take a look at a few of the athletes and causes we worked with in 2020.
Mychal Givens - Givens Back Foundation
Johnny Damon Celebrity Golf Tournament
Honored to team up with Athletes & Causes and join #ProjectFrontline donating mugs to the awesome healthcare workers at the Woodlands.
We teamed up with some awesome creators to benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum with this commemorative mug.
Dugout Mugs joined forces with the Troopers United Foundation, an organization founded by NJSP Troopers whose mission is to be of assistance to any and all Troopers, Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders, and their respective families, in the event of tragedy or illness.
Created custom mugs for a beloved fallen fire chief and his family.
We're always looking for new ways to up our game and that includes amazing new products like our Sugar Skulls Collection & iconic Pete Rose Hit King Collection.
Later in 2020, we launched our Shortstop Collection, our 9 oz. mug that is perfect for Gatorade, coffee, or whiskey. We are currently SOLD OUT of Shortstops, but they'll be back in the Dugout soon!
The Dugout Mugs community told us they wanted to rock our brand in 2020 so we created our signature trucker hat and bottle opener shirt that allow you crack open your favorite beverage and pour it into your Dugout Mug in no time!
Not only did we want to share your experiences via our social media platforms, but our Dugout Mugs blog as well., and also give our insights into the sport we all love. We were there from the beginning with our initial thoughts through the first week of the shortened MLB season, to our Father's Day Gift Guide, playoff insights, and our Holiday Gift Guide which not only showcased Dugout Mugs products, but helped spread the love for some of our other favorite small businesses in the baseball community.
Here are some of our favorite written features.
2020 allowed us to not only share stories that matter the most to you, but our very own Dugout Mug story as well from radio stations, to podcasts, feature stories, gift guides, and television packages .
Hopping on US103.5 in Tampa for the Kenny Chesney virtual tailgate in May.
Being featured in Yankees Magazine.
Front and center in the MLB Flagship Store in NYC.
On Pat McAfee's desk (former professional football & baseball player) of the Pat McAfee Show.
Telling our story across the Orlando and Tampa Bay television markets.
Showcasing our new Slam Diego products on Fox 5.
In baseball, it takes a team effort to be successful. The same is true in business and we couldn't have had the level of success we have had in 2020, if it wasn't for you our loyal customers.
We've seen amazing support and were fortunate enough to add some great new employees to our team. Our social media channels have hit major milestones, and the company has reached over 12,000 five-star reviews. All of that, is a testament to your tremendous loyalty and support.
We raise a Dugout Mug to you and to 2021! Let's all keep drinking from bats and SWIGGIN' for the fences!