Every Chicago Cubs fan remembers this home run blast from Kyle Schwarber in Game 4 of the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals.
If you’ll recall, that home run ball was famously encased in glass atop the right field scoreboard last fall before being removed last month. However, come September 16, 10, 000 fans at Wrigley Field will have the chance to take home their own version of the ball in the form of a “Schwarber Ball” bobblehead, one of five bobblehead giveaways on the 2016 schedule. The others are Jake Arrieta (July 20), Kris Bryant (August 1) and Joe Maddon (August 16), but the first one to be given away will be on July 5 and will recreate Anthony Rizzo’s “Tarp Catch”.
Another big day on the giveaway schedule is the July 6 game against the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs will be wearing throwback uniforms from 1916, their first year at Wrigley Field, and will give away 30, 000 replica jerseys.
Other highlights include a Ron Santo replica statue on April 30, a Ryne Sandberg retired number flag on May 30, a kids hooded towel on June 19, pajama bottoms on July 19, a misting fan on July 30 and a floppy hat on August 18. Single-game tickets are now on sale and are going fast. So if you want to be a part of these great giveaways, head to cubs.com.
And speaking of giveaways, don’t forget to sign up for Sports Mockery’s Kris Bryant autographed jersey giveaway, which actually takes place on March 1, so make sure to head to our Facebook page for your chance to win.