White Sox fan favorite A.J Pierzynski will be honored by Chicago White Sox Charities with a limited-edition bobblehead.
Hair so soft it almost feels real.@soxcharities is honoring A.J. Pierzynski with a limited-edition bobblehead! The bobblehead features Pierzynski’s bleach blonde hair during a memorable postgame celebration pose after the 2008 Blackout Game.— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 10, 2018
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Each commemorative bobblehead purchase will also include a limited-edition certificate. They are available for purchase online at whitesox.com/ajbobble beginning today and at White Sox home games beginning Friday, July 13 in Section 135.
“A.J. has a special place in the hearts of all White Sox fans,” said Christine O’Reilly, Chicago White Sox Charities executive director. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate one of the most beloved players in White Sox history in a fun way, while also provide fans an opportunity to support the impactful work of White Sox Charities.”
Over the course of his Sox career, Pierzynski hit .279 with 198 doubles, 118 home runs, 460 RBI and 452 runs scored in 1,068 games over eight seasons with Chicago. He ranks third all-time among Sox catchers in home runs.
Pierzynski is tied for the major-league record with 13 consecutive seasons (2001-13) with at least 100 games caught and ranks sixth in major-league history with 16,335.1 innings caught.
For Chicago White Sox Charities, this is the fifth straight year it’s held a fundraiser bobblehead campaign.
Previous years have commemorated former team captain Paul Konerko in 2014, first baseman Jose Abreu in 2015, former two-sport athlete Bo Jackson in 2016 and Hall of Famer Tim Raines in 2017 – raising a combined total of more than $350,000.
To top it off, as legendary Sox play-by-play TV announcer Hawk Harrelson nears retirement, Pierzynski will join him in the booth as a special guest, Sept. 2 against the Red Sox.