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. This season’s bobblehead celebrates Valenzuela’s no-hitter on June 29, 1990. Valenzuela tossed the first Dodger no-hitter in a decade, blanking the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-0. It also marked the first time in the modern baseball era that two no-hitters have been pitched on the same day as Oakland pitcher Dave Stewart had thrown a no-hitter in Toronto prior to Valenzuela’s.
Fans can purchase tickets to Fernando Valenzuela Bobblehead Night presented by State Farm on August 21 by visiting www.dodgers.com/promotions or by calling 866-DODGERS.