As I continue to look at promotional lists from around the majors, five more National League teams have released schedules that will include bobblehead giveaways. You can see my first two posts here and here.
The New York Mets are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2012. To commemorate this anniversary the team will be giving away bobbleheads of five former players, Tom Seaver(April 22), Rusty Staub(May 26), Keith Hernandez(June 17), Edgardo Alfonso(July 21) and Mike Piazza(August 25). Can the Dodgers give Mike Piazza a bobblehead already!
The Atlanta Braves are bringing back the bobbleheads in 2012. They have three dates scheduled, but they won't give the first one away 'til June 9 when the first 20,000 fans in attendance receive a Sid Bream Slides bobblehead. 2011 NL Rookie of the Year Craig Kimbrel gets the second Bravos bobble on June 13. Chipper Jones gets the third and final bobblehead August 16.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have been one of the better bobblehead teams over the last few years and this year they keep it up, giving away five more: JJ Putz(May 26), Ian Kennedy(June 23), Justin Upton Silver Slugger(July 28), Fan Vote(August 11) and Matt Williams(September 15).
The Chicago Cubs will be giving away four bobbleheads in 2012. Ryan Dempster(May 9), Jeff Samardzija((May29), David DeJesus(June 25) and Starlin Castro(August 13). These four are limited to only 10,000 each.
The Houston Astros are also celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2012, and they too are giving away five bobbleheads. These bobbles will commemorate great moments in the teams history starting with Nolan Ryan's Fifth No-Hitter(May 19) followed by Craig Biggio's 3,000th Hit(June 22), Mike Scott's 1986 No-Hitter(July 7), Chris Burke's 18th Inning Walk-off Homerun(July 28) and Jeff Bagwell's 400th Homerun(August 18).Thanks to Trey for the tip.