Complete 2012 MLB Bobblehead Giveaway Schedule and Guide

Complete 2012 MLB Bobblehead Giveaway Schedule and Guide

2012 Don Drysdale and Maury Wills Bobblehead SGA ImageOne of the most popular promotions every season, there are plenty of MLB bobblehead giveaways scheduled for 2012. Actually, there are 94 to be exact (60 NL, 34 AL).

The first MLB bobblehead giveaway of 2012 sees the Washington Nationals handing out Stephen Strasburg figures on April 14. The Angels follow three days later with Albert Pujols. Bobblehead season wraps up on September 23 with the Tampa Bay Rays and a figure that's yet to be determined.

The busiest team, as far as bobbleheads go, is the Dodgers. Not only do they have 11 giveaways, but a couple of them have multiple players. The most crowded figure includes Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Rissell and Ron Cey.

As with earlier seasons, the 2012 MLB bobblehead giveaways mix current players and local legends. Besides the previously mentioned Strasburg and Pujols bobblehead figures, others collectors may want to keep on their radar include Tom Seaver (New York Mets, April 22), Nolan Ryan (Houston, May 19), Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers, August 7), Mike Piazza (New York Mets, August 25), Matt Moore (Tampa Bay, July 22) and Eric Hosmer (Kansas City, August 18).

Not all the MLB bobblehead giveaways feature players. The beer vendor will be celebrated by the Chicago White Sox on August 4. The next day, the Rays are honoring their new mascot, DJ Kitty. Perhaps the strangest of all is Milwaukee's Italian Racing Sausage, which will be handed out July 1.

Below is a chronological calendar of all the 2012 MLB bobblehead giveaways. Print runs and conditions are in parentheses. If any others are announced or we missed any, please let us know by commenting below and we'll add it to the list.

2012 MLB Bobblehead Schedule

April

May

  • 5/5 San Francisco Giants - Sergio Romo (25,000)
  • 5/9 Chicago Cubs - Ryan Dempster (10,000)
  • 5/12 Cincinnati Reds - Joey Votto (25,000)
  • 5/12 Pittsburgh Pirates - Joel Hanrahan
  • 5/13 Milwaukee Brewers - Yovani Gallardo
  • 5/13 St. Louis Cardinals - David Freese
  • 5/14 Los Angeles Angels - Peter Bourjos
  • 5/15 Los Angeles Dodgers - Orel Hershiser
  • 5/19 Detroit Tigers - Austin Jackson (10,000)
  • 5/19 Houston Astros - Nolan Ryan (10,000)
  • 5/20 Cleveland Indians - Joe Carter (15,000)
  • 5/20 Tampa Bay Rays - Kyle Farnsworth (10,000, ages 14 and under)
  • 5/20 Toronto Blue Jays - Brandon Morrow (20,000)
  • 5/25 Seattle Mariners - Dustin Ackley (20,000)
  • 5/26 Arizona Diamondbacks - J.J. Putz (20,000)
  • 5/26 Chicago White Sox - Robin Ventura (20,000)
  • 5/26 New York Mets - Rusty Staub (25,000)
  • 5/29 Chicago Cubs - Jeff Samardzija (10,000)
  • 5/29 Los Angeles Dodgers - Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Ron Cey
  • 5/30 Miami Marlins - Ozzie Guillen (15,000)

June

  • 6/3 Cleveland Indians - Carlos Baerga (15,000)
  • 6/3 Tampa Bay Rays - Desmond Jennings (10,000, ages 14 and under)
  • 6/3 Toronto Blue Jays - Yunel Escobar (20,000)
  • 6/4 Philadelphia Phillies - Cliff Lee
  • 6/9 Atlanta Braves - Sid Bream (20,000)
  • 6/10 Milwaukee Brewers - Nyjer Morgan
  • 6/12 Los Angeles dodgers - Mike Scioscia
  • 6/13 Atlanta Braves - Craig Kimbrel (20,000)
  • 6/15 Seattle Mariners - Felix Hernandez (20,000)
  • 6/15 Tampa Bay Rays - Joe Maddon (10,000)
  • 6/17 New York Mets - Keith Hernandez (25,000)
  • 6/18 Cleveland Indians - Asdrubal Cabrera (15,000)
  • 6/22 Houston Astros - Craig Biggio (10,000)
  • 6/23 Arizona Diamondbacks - Ian Kennedy (20,000)
  • 6/23 Cincinnati Reds - Sean Casey (25,000)
  • 6/25 Chicago Cubs - David DeJesus (10,000)
  • 6/27 Miami Marlins - Josh Johnson (15,000)
  • 6/28 Los Angeles Dodgers - Eric Karros
  • 6/30 San Francisco Giants - 2002 Player Bobbeheads (25,000)

July

  • 7/1 Los Angeles Dodgers - Hello Kitty
  • 7/1 Milwaukee Brewers - Italian Racing Sausage
  • 7/1 Tampa Bay Rays - James Shields (10,000, ages 14 and under)
  • 7/4 Cleveland Indians - Sandy Alomar Jr. (15,000)
  • 7/7 Chicago White Sox - Alexi Ramirez (20,000)
  • 7/7 Houston Astros - Mike Scott (10,000)
  • 7/14 Los Angeles Dodgers - Tommy Lasorda and Walter Alston
  • 7/15 San Francisco Giants - Madison Bumgarner (25,000)
  • 7/18 Cincinnati Reds - Jay Bruce (25,000)
  • 7/19 Toronto Blue Jays - Ricky Romero (20,000)
  • 7/21 Kansas City Royals - Buck O'Neil (20,000)
  • 7/21 New York Mets - Edgardo Alfonzo (25,000)
  • 7/22 Tampa Bay Rays - Matt Moore (10,000, ages 14 and under)
  • 7/28 Arizona Diamondbacks - Justin Upton (20,000)
  • 7/28 Houston Astros - Chris Burke (10,000)
  • 7/28 Seattle Mariners - Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson (20,000)
  • 7/29 Milwaukee Brewers - Bob Uecker
  • 7/31 Los Angeles Dodgers - Kirk Gibson

August

  • 2012 Beer Vendor Bobblehead SGA 99x300 Image8/3 St. Louis Cardinals - Bruce Sutter
  • 8/4 Chicago White Sox - Beer Vendor (20,000, ages 21 and up)
  • 8/4 Cincinnati Reds - Johnny Cueto (25,000)
  • 8/5 Tampa Bay Rays - DJ Kitty (10,000, ages 14 and under)
  • 8/5 Washington Nationals - Michael Morse (15,000)
  • 8/7 Los Angeles Dodgers - Sandy Koufax
  • 8/11 Arizona Diamondbacks - Fan Vote (20,000)
  • 8/12 Cleveland Indians - Gaylord Perry (15,000)
  • 8/12 Texas Rangers - Ian Kinsler (10,000, ages 13 and under)
  • 8/13 Chicago Cubs - Starlin Castro (10,000)
  • 8/16 Atlanta Braves - Chipper Jones (20,000)
  • 8/18 Houston Astros - Jeff Bagwell (10,000)
  • 8/18 Kansas City Royals - Eric Hosmer (20,000)
  • 8/18 Oakland Athletics - Scott Hatteberg (15,000)
  • 8/21 Detroit Tigers - Prince Fielder (10,000)
  • 8/21 Los Angeles Dodgers - Fernando Valenzuela
  • 8/21 Philadelphia Phillies - Hunter Pence
  • 8/25 New York Mets - Mike Piazza (25,000)
  • 8/25 Texas Rangers - Ron Washington (30,000)
  • 7/15 San Francisco Giants - Pablo Sandoval (25,000)
  • 8/29 Miami Marlins - Giancarlo Stanton (15,000)
  • 8/30 Los Angeles Dodgers - Vin Scully

September

  • 9/8 Washington Nationals - Ryan Zimmerman (15,000)
  • 9/15 Arizona Diamondbacks - Matt Williams (20,000)
  • 9/16 Milwaukee Brewers - Aramis Ramirez
  • 9/19 Miami Marlins - Jose Reyes (15,000)
  • 9/19 New York Yankees - Snoopy (18,000)
  • 9/23 Tampa Bay Rays - To Be Determined (10,000, ages 14 and under)
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User Comments

  1. Tigers released theirs today! Prince bobblehead is coming.

  2. jake1230 (ID 38072) » Thanks for the heads-up. I’ll add to the list shortly.

  3. 5/13 for Milwaukee should be Yovanni Gallardo presented by Robert Haack Diamonds

  4. Scott Rohlffs (ID 38129) » Thanks for confirming that I’m not going crazy wondering who Robert Haack was ; ) Correction made.

  5. Giants Pablo Sandoval 8/26?

  6. Ed (ID 42781) » Thanks. Added to the list. It’s a fun one too.

  7. I dont think there was an Ozzie Guillen bobblehead given by the Marlins

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