5/31/2013 3:23 P.M. ET
Phillies One Millionth Bobble Milestone!
Entire Phillies Bobble Head Collection on Display at Citizens Bank Park, May 31-June 5
By / MLB.com
A major milestone in the bobble head world is about to be made. On Tuesday, June 4, the one millionth Phillies bobble head will be given out at Citizens Bank Park entrance gates before that night's 7:05 p.m. game against the Miami Marlins. The collectible that marks the occasion is the Toyota Carlos Ruiz Bobble Figurine - and the lucky fan who receives the one millionth bobble will have some special surprises in store, including a gold-painted, autographed Ruiz bobble.
In honor of the milestone, all fans will be able to view the entire Phillies Bobble Head Collection on Friday, May 3 until Wednesday, June 5. The Phillies Bobble Display Case will be located at the Phillies Authentics Shop (behind Section 133 on the Main Concourse) at Citizens Bank Park.
In all, there are 27 bobble heads in the Phillies collection, all given out to fans from 2001-2013. The first bobble was former Phillie Pat Burrell, who shared his thoughts on being honored with a bobble head:
"In my case, the best part about being the bobble head giveaway was knowing that I was going to be on the team and not sent to the minors. It's a testament to the great Phillies fans that they continue to support the players to the point that over a million bobbles have been given out."
The Phillies will continue the bobble head tradition on Wednesday, August 21, with the PECO Cole Hamels Bobble Figurine giveaway for all fans during the 7:05 p.m. game against the Colorado Rockies.
Phillies Bobble Head History
May 20 - Pat Burrell
September 27 - Larry Bowa
May 5 - Phillie Phanatic Bobbing Belly
June 23 - Jimmy Rollins
August 18 - Harry Kalas & Richie Ashburn
June 22 - Steve Carlton
September 1 - Mike Schmidt
September 27 - Phil & Phillis
August 17 - Randy Wolf
August 29 - Mike Lieberthal
May 26 - Chase Utley
July 26 - Ryan Howard
April 29 - Phillie Phanatic Birthday
May 16 - Ryan Howard NL MVP
July 25 - Cole Hamels
April 30 - Jamie Moyer NL East Champions
June 4 - Jimmy Rollins NL MVP
August 20 - Chase Utley (Alternate Jersey)
April 28 - Charlie Manuel World Series Champions
August 19 - Brad Lidge
May 18 - Roy Halladay
August 24 - Carlos Ruiz (catching)
May 24 - Roy Oswalt
August 16 - Placido Polanco
June 4 - Cliff Lee
August 21 - Hunter Pence
June 4 - Carlos Ruiz (hitting)
August 21 - Cole Hamels #2
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