Parra named winner of Fan Vote Bobblehead Contest
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra was selected as the winner of the Fan Vote Bobblehead contest conducted earlier this season. The D-backs will give away 20,000 Parra bobbleheads, presented by freecreditscore.com, on Aug. 11 when the D-backs host the Washington Nationals.
Fans voted in the contest conducted on the D-backs' Facebook page from February through the end of April. The bobblehead will feature Parra with his National League Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Parra won his first Gold Glove Award after making countless highlight reel catches and amazing throws while committing just two errors in 281 total chances in 2011. Last season, fans selected infielder Ryan Roberts as the winner of the D-backs' Fan Vote Bobblehead that included several notable tattoos on the player nicknamed "Tatman."
This Saturday, the D-backs will give away 20,000 J.J. Putz bobbleheads for the first of five bobblehead giveaways this season. The remaining bobblehead dates include an Ian Kennedy bobblehead (June 23), courtesy of Arizona Sports 620, Justin Upton Silver Slugger bobblehead (July 28), courtesy of Pepsi, and a Matt Williams Alumni bobblehead (Sept. 15), courtesy of Chase.