ValleyCats bobbleheads to immortalize Astros' Altuve, Springer By Jessica Guido
TROY – The Tri-City ValleyCats' MVP 2018 bobblehead giveaways will pay tribute to American League MVP Jose Altuve and World Series MVP George Springer, both former ValleyCats.
Altuve and Spring played in Troy in 2009 and 2011, respectively.
Jose Altuve bobbleheads will be given away to the first 1,500 fans on Tuesday, July 24, while George Springer bobbleheads will be given away on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Find details on ticket packages for the 2018 season found online at tcvalleycats.com
Altuve was named 2017 American League MVP after completing a season in which he captured his third AL batting title with a career high .346 batting average. He is a five-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and a gold glove second baseman. He was most recently named co-winner of Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year. In 2009, Altuve played in 21 games for the ValleyCats.
Springer earned the 2017 World Series MVP Award after going 11-for-29 with three doubles, five home runs, and seven RBIs. He became just the third player in Major League history to hit five home runs in a single Fall Classic, joining the Yankees' Reggie Jackson in 1977 and Chase Utley in 2009. He set records for extra-base hits (eight) and total bases (29), and became the first player in World Series history to homer in four straight games within a single World Series. A first round draft pick of the Astros in 2011 (11th overall), Springer made his professional baseball debut with the ValleyCats on August 26, 2011.
Altuve and Springer join the ValleyCats' Capital Region Baseball Heritage Series Bobblehead Collection that already includes Dallas Keuchel, Ron Guidry, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Bernie Williams and Johnny Evers.
Ticket plans are available now by calling the ValleyCats box office at 518-629-CATS (2287) or e-mailing Jessica Guido at firstname.lastname@example.org.