Charlie Brown Gets Pirates BobbleheadAP , Associated Press
Jan. 31, 2003 6:42 PM ET
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Good grief.
The Pittsburgh Pirates, coming off a club-record 10th consecutive losing season, probably couldn't have picked a more fitting player to honor with a bobblehead doll: Charlie Brown.
The no-hit, no-field Peanuts character, who went decades without winning a game, will be one of six Pirates bobblehead giveaways in 2003. Only two are current players.
Other bobbleheads will honor the late broadcaster Bob Prince; Hall of Fame catcher Josh Gibson, a Negro Leagues star from Pittsburgh; and former Pirates catcher Manny Sanguillen.
Also getting bobbleheads will be Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson and a player to be named; the team has yet to decide which player's bobblehead will be given away in September.
The Charlie Brown bobblehead will be given to youngsters 12 and younger on Aug. 17.
The team's promotions calendar, announced Friday, also includes six fireworks nights.