ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals' 2015 promotional schedule, released on Tuesday, includes seven bobbleheads and several items to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the club's 1985 National League championship. Also highlighting the giveaway schedule are three replica rings and six replica jerseys.
Next year's collection of bobbleheads will include Yadier Molina (April 18), Ozzie Smith (May 30), Matt Carpenter (July 18), Al Hrabosky (July 24), Lou Brock (July 31), Harry Caray with a voice chip announcing Stan Musial's 3,000th hit (Sept. 7) and Lance Berkman (Sept. 26). The genesis of adding a Berkman bobblehead to this list came out of a vote of season-ticket holders, who selected Berkman as their favorite Cardinals player from the last decade.
The Smith bobblehead will be handed out in conjunction with the celebration of the organization's 1985 league championship. Also included in the season-long recognition of that club will be a 1985 NLCS replica ring (May 25), Whitey Herzog garden gnome (May 29), NL championship beer stein (June 12), adult replica 1985 home white mystery jersey (June 14) and Smith bronze statue (July 5).
Other promotional items include a zip-up hooded Cardinals sweatshirt (April 17), portable phone charger (May 1), adult Cardinals pullover (May 15), Matt Adams bat (May 17), 1982 replica World Series trophy (June 30), replica 1982 World Series ring (July 3), Red Schoendienst statue (Aug. 14), 2015 Cardinals Hall of Fame inductee plaque (Aug. 15) and replica 1967 World Series ring (Sept. 4).
A complete list of the season promotions, along with photographs, will be posted on cardinals.com/promotions as they become available. Tickets for 2015 promotional item game dates are already on sale through season-ticket packages. Beginning at noon CT on Friday, holiday ticket packs and all-inclusive tickets go on sale. Single-game tickets will be available beginning on March 6.
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