TROY, NY- The Tri-City ValleyCats have announced the second edition of the Heritage Series Bobblehead Collection, 1994 Albany-Colonie Yankee Mariano Rivera. The first 1,500 fans through the gates on Capital Region Baseball Heritage Night, Monday July 22, will receive a Rivera bobblehead.
BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY POLICY: This Heritage Bobblehead Series is meant as a fun promotion to pay tribute to the extensive baseball history in the Capital Region. The policy outlined below is designed to distribute these limited edition giveaways in a fair and orderly fashion:
• ValleyCats team policy for bobblehead giveaways is one per person, not per ticket.
• The first 1,500 fans through the gates will receive a voucher as they enter the gates that they can redeem for a bobblehead at a table along the 3rd base line, near Hot Corner Pizza.
• If you receive one of these vouchers, you are guaranteed a bobblehead and can redeem the voucher at any point during the game.
• No re-entry will be permitted until all of these vouchers have been distributed.
• Season Ticket & Heritage Mini-Plan Holders are GUARANTEED bobbleheads and have separate vouchers that they can redeem at a table on the first base side, near Brown's.
• The gate to the right (if you are facing the stadium) will be for Season Ticket & Mini-Plan Holders ONLY. No vouchers will be distributed as people enter this gate. The Season Ticket Holder gate will open at 5:45 PM with the other gates opening at 6:00 PM.
• The bobbleheads for Season Ticket & Mini-Plan Holders are in addition to and not counted towards the 1,500 distributed to individual ticket holders.
Rivera joins last season's inaugural bobblehead, Derek Jeter, as the first two in the Heritage Series Collection. The series pays tribute to those who have baseball roots in New York's Capital Region. Rivera was a member of the 1994 Albany-Colonie Yankees and started nine games for the club. He then went on to become a 12-time Major League All-Star, five-time World Series Champion, World Series MVP and ultimately will be enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
The history of professional baseball in the Capital Region extends as far back as the late 19th century with the Troy Haymakers (1871-1872) and Trojans (1882-1889). This rich heritage also includes the Albany Senators (1885-1959), Schenectady Blue Jays (1951-1957), Albany-Colonie A's (1983-1984), Albany-Colonie Yankees (1985-1994) and more.
The Tri-City ValleyCats are the most recent affiliated professional baseball club, arriving in Troy in 2002. Since that time, the ValleyCats have had 26 players reach Major League Baseball including notables such as Hunter Pence, Ben Zobrist, Jose Altuve and Bud Norris.
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