The Spinners, known for their anti-Yankee approach to promotions, are turning the tables on their popular Yankee Elimination Promotion to honor great moments in the Red Sox arch-rival's history.
"Over the past decade we've done bobble heads of everyone from Pesky to Williams to Papelbon and Youkilis," said Spinners Vice President of Communications Jon Goode. "We've exhausted all of our alumni currently playing for the Red Sox, so after years of contentious phone calls and e-mails in response to our Yankee Elimination Promotion, we opted to stay the baseball route with great Yankees moments.
"We are excited to honor the greatest rivalry in all of sports."
The Spinners will salute baseball's greatest winner, Derek Jeter, July 1, when the first 1,000 fans will receive a bobble head commemorating Jeter's memorable catch made the same date in 2004, as Jeter sacrificed his body diving headfirst into the stands to snare a pop fly against the Red Sox.
"It is one of the all-time memorable plays in the Red Sox/Yankee rivalry," said Goode. "Add in the respect we have for Jeter and this was a no-brainer."
The Spinners will next turn to July 8 when the hero of the Yankees 1978 one-game playoff, Bucky Dent, is honored with a pinstriped bobble.
The series will continue with back-to-back bobble heads July 31, as the Spinners remember the 2003 trading deadline acquisition for the Yankees of Aaron Boone, and August 1, as we look back at Thurman Munson on the anniversary of his epic fight with Carlton Fisk.
The tribute will conclude during the Spinners three-game home stand August 28-30 when the defending New York-Penn League Champion Staten Island Yankees come to town.
In addition to a reversible Yankees World Series/NYPL Championship Banner giveaway on Aug. 28, the Spinners will conclude the series with bobble heads of former Staten Island Yankee Robinson Cano Aug. 29 and baseball legend Babe Ruth Aug. 30.
"We hope our great fans will show appreciation for these great moments in baseball history," said Goode. "We know our fans treasure each bobble head and we hope these are no different."
Spinners' bobble heads are some of the most popular collector's items in the industry, highlighted by the team's Jack Kerouac Bobble Head displayed in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Single game tickets for the Spinners 2010 season are now available by contacting the Spinners Box Office at 978-459-1702 Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or 24 hours-a-day at www.lowellspinners.com.