Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Bobbleheads Around The Majors

As we get closer to the start of the baseball season, more and more teams are announcing their promotional schedules. The Dodgers released theirs earlier than most of the other teams, and announced that they will be giving away ten bobbleheads in 2012. Let's take a look at some of the other teams that are giving away bobbleheads in the upcoming season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are giving away one bobblehead in 2012, a Joel Hanrahan All-Star Bobblehead on May 12 to all fans in attendance. They were also the first team to show a picture of the bobble.

The Cincinnati Reds have four bobblehead nights scheduled. Joey Votto Gold Glove on May 12, Sean Casey on June 23, Jay Bruce All-Star on July 18 and Johnny Cueto on August 4. All four bobbleheads will be given to the first 25,000 fans in attendance.

The San Francisco Giants are giving four bobbleheads next season as well. Sergio Romo on May 5,  A 2002 Players Bobblehead on June 30, Madison Bumgarner on July 15 and Pablo Sandoval on August 26. All four of these bobbleheads will be given to the first 25,000 fans in attendance.

The Philadelphia Phillies will give two bobbleheads away. The first is a Toyota Cliff Lee on June 4 and the second one is Hunter Pence on August 21. Both bobbleheads will be given to all fans in attendance.

The Oakland Athletics will only be giving away two bobbleheads in 2012. Rolllie Fingers gets the first of the two on April 21. The second bobblehead is a 20th consecutive victory Scott Hatteberg bobblehead on August 18.

It's still early in the offseason. Once more teams announce their promotional schedules, I'll post which bobbleheads they'll be giving away.


  1. Does the Johnny Cueto bobble show him kicking a Cardinal in the head?

  2. It does. He's wearing a karate outfit.

  3. Hopefully this year I can make it out to some 'Stros games and grab a few bobbleheads. I'll take the GF so I can take hers and trade it to you, ha.

  4. Trey - They haven't officially announced what bobbleheads the Astros will be giving away, but Ken Hoffman of the Houston Chronicle does mention Nolan Ryan, Jeff Bagwell, Mike Scott and Craig Biggio in a recent article. The team is celebrating it's 50th anniversary and those are five the more popluar players in the team's history.

    If you get an extra Nolan Ryan, we'll have to make a trade.

  5. I'm sure I'll be able to grab an extra of whichever you want. Attendance won't be too crazy I'm sure lol. Gives me more excuses to make it out to a few games this year.

  6. Gio Gonzalez was going to have a bobblehead before being traded, I'm sure Oakland will add another bobblehead to their list to replace him.