Every summer I try and get to a handful of minor league games. Specifically on days they’re giving out bobbleheads. This year I’ve got tickets for the Williamsport Crosscutters, Harrisburg Senators, State College Spikes, and the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. On the day I go see the Iron Pigs they aren’t giving out bobbleheads, but I’ve never been to Coca-Cola Park before. So that will be a whole new experience for me.
The Lancaster Barnstormers give out great bobbleheads. They aren’t always of players, managers, and/or mascots related to the team either. Many times their bobbleheads focus on historical or famous individuals from the Lancaster area. On Saturday, May 30th the Barnstormers gave out bobbleheads of Robert Fulton to the first 1,000 fans.
Robert Fulton was born in Little Britain, PA which is located in the southern portion of Lancaster. He is credited with inventing the first commercially successful steamboat called Clermont. Fulton was also commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilus, which was one of the first usable submarines in history. Early torpedoes used by the British Royal Navy were another invention of his.
The Barnstormers have two more bobblehead nights this year. On July 18th they will be giving out bobbleheads of golfer Jim Furyk. Johnny Weir bobbleheads will be given out on July 31st. While I was there, I picked up a new pin for my collection too. They should be getting a few more new pins in later this season. Lancaster won 10-0 that night.