Dodgers Add Nomo Bobblehead to 2013 Giveaways

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By KEN GURNICK, MLB.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A bobblehead of Hideo Nomo has been added to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 2013 promotional calendar, the club announced Tuesday.

The 2002 Hideo Nomo bobblehead. (JUN NAGATA/Rafu Shimpo)

The bobblehead of Nomo, the eighth in next season’s series, will be available Aug. 10 in an Interleague game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The first 50,000 fans will receive one. Nomo is scheduled to attend and participate in a pregame ceremony.

Nomo was a trailblazer for the influx of Japanese stars that have followed him to the Major Leagues. He arrived in 1995, when he won the National League Rookie of the Year Award and was an All-Star. In seven seasons with the Dodgers, he was 81-66 with a 3.74 ERA and threw the 10th no-hitter in Los Angeles Dodgers history in 1996 at Coors Field. It was the last no-hitter thrown by a Dodger.

This will be the second Dodger Stadium bobblehead for Nomo (the first was issued on Aug. 24, 2002). Also scheduled for 2013 are bobbleheads for Hanley Ramirez on April 30 (vs. Colorado), Matt Kemp on May 14 (vs. Washington), Jaime Jarrin on May 25 (vs. St. Louis), Sandy Koufax on June 27 (vs. Philadelphia), Adrian Gonzalez on July 11 (vs. Colorado), Vin Scully on July 25 (vs. Cincinnati), a “flag-saving” Rick Monday on Aug. 27 (vs. Chicago Cubs) and Magic Johnson on Sept. 12 (vs. San Francisco).

One more bobblehead will be announced later.

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