CLEVELAND, Ohio – Add Austin Jackson to the Indians players with bobbleheads in their images.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum said it is releasing a bobblehead commemorating his head-over-heels catch in centerfield in Boston’s Fenway Park this season.
On Aug. 1, Jackson leaped and grabbed Hanley Ramirez’s fly ball, hit the fence, and flipped into the Red Sox bullpen. Camera angles showed he held on to the ball as outfielder Brandon Guyer ran over to see if Jackson were OK.
The bobblehead depicts him jumping straight up, rather than opting for a more animated pose of being upside-down.
Tentative release date for the bobblehead is Friday, Oct. 6.
Yan Gomes, Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, Jason Kipnis, Terry Francona and Corey Kluber are among the Indians who have nodding figures in their likeness. Past Indians Jim Thome and Bob Feller also have bobbleheads out.
It’s not the first bobblehead created in Jackson’s likeness. One depicts him in a Trenton Thunder uniform while another has him in a throwback uni of the Detroit Stars from the Negro League. The Thunder are a Class AA affiliate of the Yankees, who drafted Jackson in 2005. He has spent five seasons with the Detroit Tigers.