Fred Haise, one of the astronauts from the fateful Apollo 13 mission, will be honored in bobblehead form by the JetHawks on Saturday night. As part of Aerospace Appreciation Weekend, the first 1,200 fans in attendance will receive a Fred Haise bobblehead courtesy of Mojave Air and Space Port.
Haise, who was portrayed by Bill Paxton in Apollo 13, the popular 1996 film about the famous 1970 mission, will throw out the first pitch prior to the JetHawks game against San Jose. Additionally, 50 raffle tickets have been placed in random bobblehead packages. Fans with a raffle ticket will get the chance to meet Haise and get his autograph.
Ticket packages for the 2011 season are currently available. To lock in your seats, call (661) 726-5400 or visit www.JetHawks.com.
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