"She was around home plate, ran up the first base line and ducked into the stands," Mike Pastore, head of field operations for New York City Animal Care & Control, told The News. "We were going to set up a trap behind home plate."
Construction workers told The News that the dog had been wandering around Citi Field for days.
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The animal control officers eventually grabbed the dog near the stadium's Jackie Robinson Rotunda, and then named her Jackie after the baseball legend.
The brown-and-cream shepherd mix weighed about 40lbs and was taken to a Manhattan shelter to be evaluated. If healthy, she will be up for adoption within days.