The Yankees always give out some pretty sweet bobbleheads, and this year is no different. In fact, they’ve really outdone themselves with a whopping six different ones.
Friday, April 12th vs. Chicago White Sox - Bernie Williams
Saturday, May 4th vs. Minnesota Twins - CC Sabathia
Monday, May 27th vs. San Diego Padres - Giancarlo Stanton
Friday, July 12th vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Mariano Rivera
Thursday, July 18th vs. Tampa Bay Rays - David Cone
Friday, August 30th vs. Oakland Athletics - Gleyber Torres
Per usual, bobbleheads will be available to the first 18,000 guests in attendance. They haven’t released preview images of them all yet, but Sabathia is depicted as a Jedi in his (pictured below). It would go nicely with your collection if you happened to nab the Aaron Judge Star Wars one last year.
2019 Yankees Promotional Highlights include a Star Wars Day CC Sabathia Jedi Bobblehead, a Bernie Williams Bobblehead, a Yankees Lightweight Hoodie presented by Ford, and so much more. See full list here: https://t.co/bg02UT3s2V pic.twitter.com/EJ6XnW4cxp— New York Yankees (@Yankees) February 22, 2019
I’m not convinced that looks like Bernie, but they did a good job capturing CC’s likeness! Rivera’s is Captain America-themed, whatever that means.
If you’re headed to the stadium on Opening Day, you can pick up a nifty magnetic schedule. A regular calendar will be available to the first 40,000 guests on March 31st. On April 20th, fans can grab a tote bag that looks like a Yankees jersey.
The first 18,000 guests (21 and older) in attendance on June 21st will receive a mug courtesy of Budweiser. More dishware will be available July 19th in the form of a collectible Yankees cup.
Don’t have enough Yankees hats? Head to the June 18th game versus the Rays for a regular blue cap. If you’re looking for something fancier, the first 18,000 guests (21 and older) will receive a camo cap on July 13th. To prepare for the colder weather (and hopefully October baseball), the Bombers will give away knit caps on September 20th.
*Not a hat, but didn’t really fit anywhere else: The Yankees are giving away 18,000 lightweight hoodies on August 31st.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: The 14 and under crowd get all of the actually cool stuff. What about being an adult precludes me from wanting a replica of the 2009 World Champions ring? The first 10,000 kids (under 14) can grab one on August 18th. They can also pick up a 1999 World Champions commemorative bat on May 5th.
The W.B. Mason Collectible Truck series will continue on May 18th. The kiddos can also pick up a “Yankees arm sleeve” during May 19th’s game against the Rays, as well as a free poster on August 14th.
TBD - 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots
Sunday, June 23rd - Old-Timers’ Day
Saturday, July 13th - Military Appreciation Day
Saturday, August 17th - Mariano Rivera Hall of Fame Celebration
We know that the Yankees will provide $50,000 worth of scholarships to the LGBTQ community this year, and the recipients will be celebrated at one of the games during the team’s June 17-26th homestand. However, an exact date hasn’t been announced, nor have they released any details on the other LGBTQ community-themed commemorations planned for this year.
Which of these giveaways or promotions are you looking forward to?