Thursday, December 15, 2011
Dodgers unveil six new Bobbleheads for 2012!
Didn't I tell you last week about the Garvey, Lopes, Russell & Cey Bobblehead?!
Just in. From the Dodgers -
As part of the 2012 promotional schedule, today the Dodgers unveiled six new bobbleheads in the Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead Series. The complete series includes 10 bobbleheads and now features Maury Wills with Don Drysdale on April 28 (vs. WAS), Orel Hershiser on May 15 (vs. ARI), the historic Dodger infield of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Ron Cey on May 29 (vs. MIL), Mike Scioscia on June 12 (vs. LAA), Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda with Hall of Fame Manager Walter Alston on July 14 (vs. SD) and Fernando Valenzuela on August 21 (vs. SF).
The unprecedented Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead Series pays tribute to some of the most unforgettable Dodgers in Dodger Stadium history. The first bobblehead in the collection celebrates the 50th anniversary of Dodger Stadium as it pairs two stars from the year the stadium opened; Maury Wills with Don Drysdale. Following the 1962 season, the duo captured the Cy Young and NL Most Valuable Player Award, respectively, with Drysdale winning 25 games and Wills stealing 104 bases. This marks the first Dodger Stadium bobblehead for Wills and the second for Drysdale.
Three-time All-Star and 1988 Cy Young Award winner Orel Hershiser will be featured on the club’s second bobblehead night on May 15 against Arizona. Hershiser spent 13 seasons with Los Angeles (1983-94, 2000) and keyed the Dodgers’ 1988 title run, winning MVP honors in the NLCS and World Series. This marks Hershiser’s first Dodger Stadium bobblehead.
The record-setting Dodger infield of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Ron Cey that played together from 1973-81 is reunited for the third bobblehead on May 29. The group combined for 21 All-Star appearances during their time together, leading the Dodgers to four National League pennants and a World Series championship in 1981. This is the first Dodger Stadium bobblehead for Lopes and Russell and the second for Garvey and Cey.
The Dodgers will celebrate Mike Scioscia’s contributions to the franchise with the fourth bobblehead in the Dodger Stadium Greats series scheduled during the club’s annual Interleague series with the Angels on June 12. Scioscia is Los Angeles’ all-time leader with 1,394 games played at catcher and won two World Series during his 13 seasons with the Dodgers from 1980-92. This is the first Dodger Stadium bobblehead for Scioscia.
The sixth bobblehead brings together 3,639 wins, six World Series championships and two Hall of Famers with Managers Tommy Lasorda and Walter Alston. It will mark the third time that Lasorda has been depicted on a Dodger Stadium bobblehead and Alston’s first.
The ninth bobblehead in the Dodger Stadium Greats series will celebrate one of the most thrilling pitchers in Dodger Stadium history, Fernando Valenzuela. Valenzuela was an integral part of the 1981 World Series Champion Dodgers. He was named Rookie of the Year and won the Cy Young Award in 1981 and remains the only player to win both in the same year. This marks the fourth time that Valenzuela will be featured on a Dodger Stadium bobblehead, the most in Dodger Stadium history.
More Dodger legends featured in the Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead will be unveiled leading up to Opening Day on April 10 (vs. PIT). The full promotional schedule, which includes a Sandy Koufax bobblehead on August 7 (vs. ATL), is available at dodgers.com/promotions.
The entire Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead Series is included in a 10-game mini plan. Several 15-game mini plans are also available that include Opening Day and two bobblehead games from the Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead Series. The 25-game Pick ‘Em Mini Plan is another option in securing this collectible series. Mini plan pricing starts at $8 per seat with Field Level seats starting at only $28. Information on season ticket options including mini plans is available now at dodgers.com/miniplans.
Dodger Stadium Greats Bobblehead Series
Date Opponent Bobblehead
Saturday, April 28 Nationals Maury Wills with Don Drysdale
Tuesday, May 15 Diamondbacks Orel Hershiser
Tuesday, May 29 Brewers The Infield: Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Ron Cey
Tuesday, June 12 Angels Mike Scioscia
Thursday, June 28 Mets TBA
Saturday, July 14 Padres Tommy Lasorda with Walter Alston
Tuesday, July 31 Diamondbacks TBA
Tuesday, August 7 Rockies Sandy Koufax
Tuesday, August 21 Giants Fernando Valenzuela
Thursday, August 30 Diamondbacks TBA