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Johansen Krause/Let’s be Frank

With the boys of baseball hard at work on the field, we decided to go on a hot dog binge. We searched for a home-run-worthy dog in five of the country’s storied MLB towns, and doggone it if we weren’t surprised at what we discovered.

Trina’s Starlite Lounge
This eatery’s Dog of the Day (announced via social media) has achieved cult batter-up status. Recent hits, the Charcuterie Plate dog notwithstanding, include the Dog Fried Rice dog with Chinese five-spice, a soy glaze and sesame oil. 3 Beacon St., Somerville, Mass., (617) 576-0006, www.trinastarlitelounge.com

Chicago’s Dog House
Go white-glove with the French Poodle Dog: Brie, Grey Poupon and honey-glazed pear. 816 W. Fullerton, (773) 248-3647, www.chicagosdog.com

Los Angeles
The Infield
It looks like a dugout, has authentic baseball seats and offers an all-dog menu that ranges from the traditional to the decadent, including the ’Smores Dog with, yep, chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers, and the Charlie Sheen Dog, which Sheen himself created, tiger blood and all (i.e., hot sauce). 14333 Ventura Blvd., (818) 501-1850

New York
PDT (Please Don’t Tell)
A speakeasy accessed through Crif Dogs next door, PDT serves up deep-fried Jersey dogs, including the Wylie with deep-fried mayo, tomato molasses, shredded lettuce and dried onions. 113 St. Marks Place, (212) 614-0386, www.pdtnyc.com

San Francisco
Let’s Be Frank
All-natural, grass-fed beef dogs (with devil sauce) and a vegetarian “Not Dog” make this a superhealthy West Coast dog shack. 3318 Steiner St., (415) 674-6755, www.letsbefrankdogs.com