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Limited Editionbobbleheads featuringEureka native and two-time World Series Champion,Ben Zobrist,in his Eureka High School jersey are now available for sale at Eureka High School and in the National Bobblehead HOF Online Store.
MILWAUKEE, Wi.,August 11, 2017 –This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museumand Eureka High School unveiledalimited-editionBen Zobrist Eureka High Schoolbobblehead. Zobrist was born and raised in Eureka, Illinois, and attended Eureka High School, where he played baseball, cross country and football.
The bobbleheads, which are individually numbered to 500 and benefit the Eureka High School Athletic Department, can be purchased at Eureka High School or in the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. The bobbleheads are $25 each with a flat rate shipping charge of $8 per order for orders placed online. The bobbleheads were produced by the National Bobblehead HOF and Museum.
Zobrist thought his playing days were over after his last game at Eureka High School. He had planned to attend Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Missouri, but his high school coach encouraged him to participate in a summer baseball event in Peoria for high school seniors. After playing the in the showcase, he received an offer to play college baseball at Olivet Nazarene University. After three years at Olivet Nazarene University, Zobrist transferred to Dallas Baptist University for his senior year, where he played shortstop.
Ben was drafted by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2014 MLB draft. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2006 and made his major league debut on August 1st, 2006. In 2015, Zobrist helped the Kansas City Royals win the franchise’s second World Series Championship, hitting .303 in the postseason. During the offseason, Zobrist signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. Zobrist helped lead the Cubs to the team’s first World Series title since 1908, and was named the 2016 World Series Most Valuable Player after driving in the first of two go-ahead runs in the top of the 10th inning of Game 7.
“Ben’s story is certainly one of the best in sports,” said Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “Reaching the major leagues is a major accomplishment, but doing what Ben has done in this fashion and with the character he displays is remarkable.The fact that Ben is being honored with a high school bobblehead, which is very rare, is a testament to his connection with the community and his tremendous achievements.”
About the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum:
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum was announced in November 2014. The HOF and Museum hosted a Preview Exhibit in 2016, and is currently planning for a permanent location, which is expected to open by the end of the year. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for organizations, individuals and teams across the country. Visit us at www.BobbleheadHall.com, www.facebook.com/BobbleheadHallor www.twitter.com/BobbleheadHall.