Editor's note: All week long. we'll answer questions that Bay Area sports fans long have debated in "Ever Wonder?" This segment: What was the first-ever bobblehead giveaway at a baseball game?
Bobblehead giveaways have become synonymous with sporting events all across the nation. Fans line up around the corner in order to get their hands on these pint-sized statues.
But ever wonder what was the first-ever bobblehead giveaway at a baseball game?
It turns out, the Giants originated the concept in 1999, their last year at Candlestick Park. Mario Alioto, the Giants' executive vice president of business operations, explained the idea behind the concept to NBC Sports Bay Area.
"I remember thinking, I wonder if we could do a bobblehead day," Alioto said. "That's something I think a lot of people remembered from the souvenirs at Candlestick Park."
Find out more about how bobbleheads originated and the first-ever model in the video above.
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