Summer Baseball, Lifetime Memories

Meet Our Mascot




Who is Dinger?

Dinger is the beloved hamster mascot of the Bellingham Bells. Dinger loves to meet new people at the ballpark, eat yummy snacks from the concession stand and run across the field with all of his friends.

Why is he called the "Bellinghamster?"

Because he is from Bellingham!  Similar to how someone from Seattle is called a "Seattleite," or someone from Washington is a "Washingtonian," if you are from Bellingham you are a proud Bellinghamster!

Why does Dinger wear the number 04?

Dinger wears the number "04" in honor of the year that Bellingham was incorporated as a city, 1904. The number "four" also represents the four towns that were consolidated when the city of Bellingham was formed: Whatcom, Sehome, Fairhaven, and Bellingham. 

What's Dinger's favorite food?

Dinger loves to try new foods!  He enjoys everything found in the concession stand at Joe Martin Field, but ice cream is his favorite treat on a hot summer day.

How old is Dinger?

Dinger was just a wee hamster when he joined us in 2011, and in summer 2018 he celebrated his eighth birthday.  Dinger has matured a lot over the years, but he is still young at heart and loves to socialize with friends of all ages! 

If Dinger were in the lineup, what position would he play?

Dinger just loves to play baseball, no matter what position.  However, if he had to pick, he'd like to play in the outfield.  He simply loves roaming around on the beautiful grass!

How can we get Dinger to our event?

While Dinger would like to attend events outside of the stadium, he is not always available to do so. To request Dinger at your event please use our online request form. Once completed a front office member will contact you within 3 business days. For current list of Dinger appearances, click here


About the Bellingham Bells

The Bellingham Bells are a summer collegiate, wood bat baseball team and a member of the West Coast League.  During the months of June, July & August, the Bells compete in a 57-game season, playing home games at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham and traveling to compete with other WCL teams in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. The Bells strive to contribute to a strong and vibrant community through affordable, family-friendly entertainment. 

Find Us

Joe Martin Field 

1220 Civic Field Way 

Bellingham, WA 98229

(360) 527-1035