Sister Mary Jo — she of the viral ceremonial first pitch — now has her own bobblehead By Chris Sosa
Nuns are among the most beloved sports figures in Chicago in 2018, and their popularity picked up some serious momentum the last few days.
First, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt captured countless hearts during Loyola’s run to the Final Four with her wit and boundless fandom. Then on Saturday, Marian Catholic High School’s Sister Mary Jo Sobieck snapped off a wicked breaking ball for a strike before a White Sox game at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Now, like Sister Jean before her, Sister Mary Jo is getting her own bobblehead via the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.
The $33 statues are available to order now ($25 plus $8 shipping), though you’ll have to wait until December before you can physically get your hands on one.
Sobieck has a tough hill to climb if she wants to be in Sister Jean’s league, however. According to the Bobblehead Hall of Fame’s news release, more than 17,000 Sister Jean statues have been sold, making it the best-selling sports-related bobblehead of all time. Ramblers fans clearly do not mess around, though the Spartans faithful might have something to say about that.
And in case you missed that knee-buckler of a first pitch, here’s the delivery that made her famous: