September Bobbleheads

There’s just one month left to get a bobblehead at a stadium near you! Have you gotten any so far this year?

Date Team Bobblehead/Statue/Etc. 
2-Sep Cardinals Yadier Molina Funko POP!
3-Sep Red Sox Andrew Benintendi ALCS Catch Bobblehead
3-Sep Cardinals Woody Williams (special ticket required)
4-Sep Red Sox Snoopy’s Woodstock Red Sox bobblehead (special ticket)
4-Sep Dodgers Bobblehead TBA
6-Sep Braves Día de Los Bravos Bobblehead (special ticket required)
7-Sep Astros Justin Verlander
7-Sep Twins Joe Mauer bobblehead #4
7-Sep Reds Ken Griffey Jr. 150 Series Bobblehead
7-Sep Marlins Brian Anderson
7-Sep Pirates Pirates Spider-Man Bobblehead
8-Sep A’s Bert Campaneris
8-Sep Padres Padres-themed Hello Kitty bobblehead (special ticket required)
12-Sep Twins Snoopy Bobblehead (special ticket required)
13-Sep Angels Trout/Ducks Bobblehead
13-Sep Cardinals St. Lous Blues Night Cardinal player bobblehead (special ticket required)
13-Sep Nationals Anthony Rendon
14-Sep Mariners Bobblehead TBA
14-Sep Rangers “Hello, A.L. Pennant” Bengie Molina & Neftali Feliz Bobblehead
14-Sep Giants Dia de los Gigantes Bobblehead (special ticket required)
14-Sep Cardinals Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst Double Bobblehead
15-Sep Cubs Pedro Strop ”Karaoke Night” Bobblehead
15-Sep Giants Star Wars Player Bobblehead
15-Sep Cardinals Double bobblehead of Spanish radio broadcasters Polo Ascencio and Bengie Molina (special ticket required)
17-Sep Red Sox Nathan Eovaldi World Series Bobblehead
17-Sep Dodgers Bobblehead TBA
21-Sep Marlins Pablo López
22-Sep Braves Two Bit Bobblehead (1st 5,000 kids)
28-Sep Mariners Ichiro Funko Pop! Collectible
28-Sep Pirates Steve Blass Dual Player/Broadcaster Bobblehead

The End is Near


Pfitzner Stadium, August 24, 2019

Thursday night will mark the end of an era: the Potomac Nationals (lovingly referred to as the P-Nats) will play their last game in Pfitzner Stadium. After 25 years, the team is moving from Woodbridge, VA, to a stadium far, far away (at least for me) in Fredericksburg, VA. Last Saturday, I saw what just might have been my last P-Nats game. It was an emotional night.

The Potomac Nationals entered this world as the Alexandria Dukes in 1978, an expansion team in the Class A Advanced Carolina League. That first season, they were a co-op team, meaning they weren’t affiliated with any one MLB team, but had players from more than one team. They were affiliated with the Seattle Mariners in 1979 (and known as the Alexandria Mariners), but were a co-op team again in 1980. From 1981 to 1983, they were affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates. I didn’t know the team then, but I wish I did. Alexandria Dukes players included Mickey Mantle, Jr.; Rick Renteria; Bobby Bonilla; Rafael Belliard; and Joe Orsulak (a future Oriole). They even won the Carolina League Championship in 1982.

The Dukes played in Municipal Stadium at Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria. According to Baseball Reference, “The ballpark was of high school caliber, with Image result for Alexandria Dukes logometal stands seating around 1,500 with a few metal folding chairs standing in for box seats, and almost no facilities or concessions (the team was prohibited from selling alcohol because the park was on land belonging to an elementary school).” Not surprisingly, then, the team announced it would be moving after the 1983 season.

The stadium formerly known as Davis Ford Park (named after the main road to the stadium) was built in 1984. It is located in Woodbridge, VA, adjacent to the McCoart Government Center. It was to this 6,000 seat stadium that the newly re-named Prince William Pirates made their home after moving from Alexandria for the 1984 season.

In 1987, the team changed Major League affiliations and became known as the Prince William Yankees. Prospects like Hensley Meulens, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Brad Ausmus, and Bernie Williams, played on the team. In 1989, the team changed its name to the Prince William Cannons, but maintained its affiliation with the Yankees until 1994 when it became the class-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The team changed affiliations again 1997 (St. Louis Cardinals) and 2003 (Cincinnati Reds). Thus, more future stars played for Prince William, including: Magglio Ordonez, Albert Puljos, Coco Crisp, and Joey Votto.

According toPotomac cannons screenshot the team’s website, the team rebranded in 1999 as the Potomac Cannons, “to better represent their fan base, which covers much of the Northern Virginia region.” They became the Potomac Nationals in 2005, when the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington, DC, becoming the Washington Nationals and the Major League affiliate of the P-Nats.

Tomorrow, as the team celebrates its last night at the Pfitz, I’ll post a little more about the old stadium, the new stadium, and the end of an era.

~ baseballrebecca





August Bobbleheads

Now that it’s August, your monthly Bobblehead Giveaway Update is posted below. And don’t forget to celebrate Walter Johnson Day tomorrow!

Date Team Bobblehead/Statue/Etc. 
2-Aug Norfolk Black Panther
2-Aug Erie Eugenio Suarez
3-Aug Akron Clay Matthews (Cleveland Football)
3-Aug Harrisburg Jamey Carroll
3-Aug Hagerstown Juan Soto
3-Aug Scranton/WB Ryan Howard
3-Aug Twins Joe Nathan HOF Bobblehead
3-Aug Rangers “The Rusty Dive” Rusty Greer Bobblehead (Perfect Game 1 of 2)
4-Aug Astros Replic HOF Jacket Statue
4-Aug Cubs Clark Bobblehead (1st 5,000 kids)
4-Aug Rockies Kyle Freeland Bobblehead
5-Aug Dodgers Bobblehead TBA
6-Aug Reading Jimmy Rollins Sliding Bobblehead
6-Aug Red Sox Brock Holt ALDS Hitting for the Cycle Bobblehead
7-Aug Reading R-Phils “Your Face Here” Custom Bobblehead of YOU!
8-Aug Giants Giants themed Hulkbuster Bobblehead (special ticket required)
8-Aug Giants Marvel Infinity Gauntlet desktop collectible (special ticket required)
9-Aug Trenton Bernie Williams
9-Aug Mariners Edgar Martinez HOF Bobblehead
10-Aug Frederick Dylan Bundy Dundie
10-Aug Altoona Smokin’ Adam Frazier bobblehead
10-Aug Potomac Field of Dreams 30th Anniversary Night John Kinsella Bobblehead
10-Aug Scranton/WB Aaron Judge
10-Aug Orioles Dashboard Hula Bird
10-Aug Marlins José Ureña
11-Aug Richmond Miniature Horse Bobblehead
11-Aug Brewers Josh Hader
15-Aug Rangers Isiah Kiner-Falefa hula statue (special ticket required)
16-Aug Richmond Copa de la Diversión Lucha Nutzy Bobblehead
16-Aug Reds Grateful Dead Dancing Bear Bobblehead (special ticket required)
17-Aug Royals Vintage Bobblehead
17-Aug Rays Willy Adames
17-Aug Rangers The Perfect Game” Kenny Rogers Bobblehead (Perfect Game 2 of 2)
17-Aug Reds Johnny Bench 150 Series Bobblehead
17-Aug Nationals Patrick Corbin
18-Aug Reading Charlie Manuel World Series Trophy Bobblehead
18-Aug Phillies Aaron Nola
19-Aug Portland Andrew Benintendi
20-Aug Cardinals Will Clark (special ticket required)
22-Aug Dodgers Bobblehead TBA
23-Aug Potomac Mini Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Replica Stadium
24-Aug Akron Kevin Malone (“The Office”) bobble chili
24-Aug Potomac Victor Robles #1 Nats Prospect Bobblehead
24-Aug Syracuse Ms. Salt Potato Bobblehead
24-Aug Indians Sandy Alomar
24-Aug Twins Joe Mauer bobblehead #3
24-Aug Marlins Billy The Marlin
25-Aug Brewers Yasmani Grandal
26-Aug Giants Jean-Lou Picard Bobblehead (Star Trek Night special ticket required)
29-Aug Giants Oversized Hello Kitty Bobblehead (special ticket required)
30-Aug Yankees Gleyber Torres
30-Aug Braves Freddie Freeman Funko POP! Figure
31-Aug Akron Fan Vote Bobblehead
31-Aug Richmond Lifesize Nutzy Gnome Giveaway
31-Aug Hagerstown Mystery Bobblehead Night
31-Aug Scranton/WB Gary Sanchez
31-Aug Rangers “First Odor Stormtrooper” Bobblehead (Star Wars night special ticket required)
31-Aug Giants Peanuts Snoopy & Woodstock Desktop Collectible (special ticket required)
31-Aug Giants Peanuts Woodstock Bobblehead

July Bobbleheads

Ready, set, collect! Here are the bobblehead giveaways for July:

Date Team Bobblehead/Statue/Etc. 
2-Jul Nationals Adam Eaton
5-Jul Braves Walter Banks
6-Jul Potomac Fans’ Choice: Carter Kieboom Ghostbusters Proton Pack Bobblehead
6-Jul Scranton/WB Rick Schu
6-Jul Tigers Miguel Cabrera Bobblehead Picture Frame
6-Jul Astros Gerrit “Cole Train” Pitching Bobblehead
6-Jul Giants Will Clark Nesting Dolls (special ticket required)
7-Jul Bowie Mike Mussina HOF Bobblehead
7-Jul Mariners Fred Hutchinson
7-Jul Mets Spider-Man
11-Jul Reading John Kruk Fightin Cancer Bobblehead in Support of the Darren Daulton Foundation
12-Jul Yankees Mariano Rivera Captain America Bobblehead
12-Jul Rangers Joey GALiLeO Moon Shot Bobblehead (special ticket required)
13-Jul Akron Ricky Vaughn (“Major League”)
13-Jul Syracuse Scooch Butter Sculpture bobblehead
13-Jul Rangers Juan Gonzalez “The ’96 Clinch” Bobblehead
13-Jul Brewers Cerveceros Sugar Skull bobblehead (special ticket required)
14-Jul Rockies Charlie Blackmon Bobblehead
14-Jul Phillies Ryan Howard
14-Jul Padres Charlie Brown bobblehead (special ticket required)
15-Jul Cubs Kris Bryant ”Round of Golf” Bobblehead
15-Jul Cardinals Cardinals-themed Woodstock bobblehead
16-Jul Binghamton Tim Tebow
16-Jul Orioles Brooks Robinson
16-Jul Red Sox Mooke Betts “Time to Party” Bobblehead with Sound
16-Jul Angels Ohtani Bobblehead
16-Jul Cubs Jon Lester ”On the Farm” Bobblehead
17-Jul Altoona Jaffa Shriner Bobblehead
17-Jul Indians Trevor Bauer (special ticket required)
17-Jul Phillies Jedi Jake Arrieta (Star Wars Night special ticket required)
18-Jul Yankees David Cone
18-Jul Reds Yasiel Puig Bobblehead
19-Jul Norfolk Christmas in July Snow Globe
19-Jul Reading Lonnie Walker “I’m Just a Kid from Reading” Hometown Hero Bobblehead
19-Jul Trenton Justus Sheffield
19-Jul Scranton/WB Pat Burrell
19-Jul Twins Joe Mauer bobblehead #2
19-Jul Reds Margaritaville Off to See the Lizard Bobblehead (special ticket required)
20-Jul Bowie Trey “Moon” Mancini Bobble Head
20-Jul Akron Warden Norton (“Shawshank Redemption”)
20-Jul Harrisburg Rascal “Space” Bobblehead
20-Jul Richmond Steven Duggar “Duggarnaut” Bobblehead
20-Jul Potomac Juan Soto “Road to the Show” Childish Bambino Bobblehead
20-Jul Hagerstown Mike Mussina
20-Jul Mariners Edgar Martinez Funko Pop! Collectible
20-Jul D’backs Nick “Ahmed on the Moon” Bobblehead
20-Jul Reds Eugenio Suárez Funko Pop! Collectible
20-Jul Dodgers Fernando Valenzuela: Legends of Dodger Baseball Bobblehead
20-Jul Pirates Vintage Bobblehead in 1979 uniform
21-Jul Pirates Pierogy Figurines (Kids 14 and under)
22-Jul Reading Ryan Howard “IS THE PAGODA” Bobblehead
22-Jul Astros Carlos Correa
23-Jul Trenton Gleyber Torres
23-Jul Braves Ozzie Albies
24-Jul New Hampshire Vlad Guerrero Jr.
24-Jul Braves Ozzie Albies
25-Jul Portland Mookie Betts
26-Jul Frederick Nick Markakis
26-Jul Delmarva Jimmie Allen
27-Jul Altoona Newman & Kramer dual bobblehead
27-Jul White Sox White Sox Spider Man Bobblehead
27-Jul Reds Tony Perez 150 Series Bobblehead
27-Jul Mets Mr. Met on the Moon Bobblehead
27-Jul Padres San Diego Chicken Bobblehead
28-Jul Cardinals “MV3” Triple Bobblehead of Scott Rolen, Jim Edmonds and Albert Pujols
30-Jul Trenton Aaron Judge
30-Jul Cardinals Jason Motte (special ticket required)

June Bobbleheads

We are already in June, so its time to start planning our baseball adventures for the summer. On Saturday, alone, baseball teams across the country gave out six different bobbleheads! Right not I’ve got my eye on that Obi Sean Kenobi bobblehead of Sean Doolittle being given away at Nats Park on June 15. So mark your calendars for the June bobbleheads you need to collect:

Date Team Bobblehead/Statue/Etc. 
1-Jun Fresno Parker Astronaut Bobblehead
1-Jun Scranton/WB Chase Utley
1-Jun Rays Tommy Pham
1-Jun Rangers “The Batting Champs” Josh Hamilton Bobblehead (Batting Champs 2 of 2)
1-Jun Reds Joe Morgan 150 Series Bobblehead
1-Jun Dodgers Steve Garvey: Legends of Dodger Baseball Bobblehead
1-Jun Pirates Chris Archer
5-Jun New Hampshire Cavan Biggio
5-Jun Portland Jackie Bradley Jr.
5-Jun Indians Mike Clevinger
7-Jun Potomac Mystery Night Giveaway (includes bobbles and other items)
7-Jun Astros MaX-Wing Stassi Bobblehead (Star Wars Night special ticket required)
8-Jun Scranton/WB Brett Gardner
8-Jun Rangers Adrian Beltre “The 3,000th Hit” Bobblehead
8-Jun Giants Mike Krukow OR Duane Kuiper Gnome
9-Jun Reading “Master Nola” Strike Out Tracker Bobblehead
9-Jun Brewers Christian Yelich
11-Jun Braves Swanberson Bobblehead (half Dansby Swanson, half Charlie Culberson)
12-Jun Astros George Springer “Thumbs Up” Bobblehead
13-Jun Dodgers Joe Kelly
14-Jun Delmarva Josh Hader
14-Jun Reds Black Panther (special ticket required)
15-Jun Akron Craig Ehlo (Cleveland Basketball)
15-Jun Reds Barry Larkin 150 Series Bobblehead
15-Jun Nationals Obi “Sean” Kenobi Bobblehead
18-Jun Reading Chad Henne Hometown Hero Bobblehead
18-Jun Reds Cincinnati Zoo All-Star-Sam, The Bald Eagle (special ticket required)
18-Jun Dodgers Clayton Kershaw
20-Jun Cubs Javier Báez Sliding Coin Bank
21-Jun Phillies Chase Utley
21-Jun Nationals Max Scherzer
22-Jun Harrisburg Matt LeCroy
22-Jun Potomac Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 35th Anniversary Night “Indiana Strasburg” Bobblehead
22-Jun Scranton/WB Luis Severino
22-Jun A’s Matt Olson Gold Glove Bobblehead
22-Jun Mariners Jimi Hendrix Bobblehead (special ticket required)
22-Jun Rangers Ivan Rodriguez “The ’95 All-Star Game” Bobblehead
22-Jun D’backs David Peralta #FreightTrain Bobblehead
22-Jun Brewers Lorenzo Cain Superhero Bobblehead (special ticket required)
23-Jun New Hampshire Bo Bichette
23-Jun Cubs Anthony Rizzo ”Out on the Water” Bobblehead
24-Jun Portland Brock Holt
25-Jun Trenton Bat Boy Tommy
25-Jun Red Sox Alex Cora
25-Jun Cardinals Fernando Viña (special ticket required)
26-Jun Astros Jose Altuve “Sliding” Bobblehead
26-Jun Twins Obi-Wan Kepleroni Bobblehead (special Star Wars night ticket required)
27-Jun Twins Twins Masct TC Bobblehead in a Mustang (special ticket required)
28-Jun Norfolk Pajaritos Bobblehead (Copa de la Diversion)
28-Jun Erie Nick Castellanos
28-Jun Giants Bruce Lee Funko Pop! (special ticket required)
28-Jun Giants Another Bruce Lee Funko Pop! (special ticket required)
29-Jun Tigers Sparky Anderson
29-Jun Marlins Miguel Rojas
29-Jun Giants Dereck Rodriguez
30-Jun Reading “Kevin Spilling Chili” Bobblehead (special ticket package required)
30-Jun Rockies Trevor Story Bobblehead
30-Jun Brewers Prince Fielder

May Bobbleheads

Just in case you’re planning your May baseball outings, here’s a reminder of the May bobblehead giveaways for all MLB teams, and a few of my favorite MiLB teams.

Happy May!

~ baseballrebecca

Date Team Bobblehead/Statue/Etc. 
4-May Harrisburg Juan “Solo” Soto Bobblehead
4-May Baltimore Trey Mancini and BB-8 (special Star Wars night ticket required)
4-May White Sox R2 D2 Bobblehead
4-May Yankees CC Sabathia Jedi Bobblehead
4-May Rangers Gary Matthews Jr. “The Catch” Bobblehead
4-May Reds 150th Anniversary Commemorative Mr. Redlegs Bobblehead
4-May Brewers Orlando Calrissian Bobblehead (Star Wars Night special ticket required)
4-May Pirates Jameson Taillon Star Wars Bobblehead
5-May Brewers Jeremy Jeffress
6-May Astros “Hugs for Homers” Dual Bobblehead
7-May Astros Game of Thrones Bobblehead (special ticket required)
9-May Dodgers Corey Seager
10-May Delmarva Sherman BB-8 Wobble
10-May Altoona Loco “The Last Locotami” Spinner
10-May Cubs Cole Hamels ”Hang Loose” Bobblehead
10-May Cardinals Yadier Molina and Roberto Clemente Double Bobblehead
11-May Binghamton Jacob DeGrom
11-May Altoona Ke’Bryan Hayes Golden Gloves Bobblehead
11-May Scranton/WB Jimmy Rollins
11-May Royals Adalberto Mondesi
11-May Giants Let Pablo Pitch Bobblehead
13-May Phillies Game of Thrones Seranthony Dominguez Bobblehead (special ticket required)
14-May Red Sox J.D. Home Run Counter Bobblehead
15-May Portland Joan Benoit Samuelson
15-May Reds Game of Thrones Queen Rosie Bobblehead (special ticket required)
15-May Nationals Trea Turner
16-May Mariners Mitch Haniger Game of Thrones Bobblehead (special ticket required)
16-May Braves Josh Donaldson
17-May D’backs Zack Godley Game of Thrones Bobblehead (special ticket required)
18-May Syracuse Tim Tebow
18-May White Sox Carlos Rodon
18-May Mariners Key Griffey Jr. Rookie of the Year Bobblehead
18-May D’backs Randy Johnson’s Perfect Game Starting Lineup Figurine
18-May Reds Ernie Lombardi 150 Series Bobblehead
19-May Braves B-Rush Bobblehead (1st 5,000 kids)
19-May Reds Snoopy’s Woodstock Bobblehead (special ticket)
20-May Giants House Bochy Bobblehead (special tickets required)
20-May Giants Brandon Crawford Dragon bobblehead (special tickets required)
21-May Trenton Rookie Bobblehead
21-May Orioles House Orioles of Baltimore Bobblehead (special ticket required)
21-May Cardinals Rex Hudler (special ticket required)
22-May Richmond Charlie Culberson Bobblehair
22-May Astros Yuli Gurriel “Swing” Bobblehead
22-May Giants Giants themed Spiderman Bobblehead (special ticket required)
22-May Giants Marvel Stan Lee Bobblehead (special ticket required)
24-May Twins Joe Mauer bobblehead #1
24-May Cardinals Yadier Molina and Roberto Clemente Double Bobblehead
25-May Akron Golde Willson (“Back to the Future”)
25-May Potomac Adam Eaton “Mighty Mouse” Bobblehead
25-May Indians Francisco Lindor
25-May Mets Obi-Wan Canóbi Bobblehead
25-May Nationals Marvel Super Hero Day Captain Zimmerman Bobblehead
27-May Yankees Giancarol Stanton
29-May Hartford Mr. Brendan Rodgers Bobblehead
29-May Richmond Patrick Henry Bobblehead
30-May Rangers Game of Thrones Texas Rangers Bobblehead (special ticket required)
31-May Trenton Luis Severino
31-May Reds Darth Vader (Star Wars night special ticket required)