Monday, May 21, 2012

Bobblehead Monday #20



Bobblehead #20
Name: Jane Doe
Position: Batter
Team: Rockford Peaches
Description: 7 inches; holding bat on shoulder with ball & glove on left hand.
Relevance:  I’ve coached girls softball for more than ten years now and the ladies definitely needed to be represented in this countdown.
How Acquired: This bobblehead was a gift from my sister.  My sister is a big fan of the movie “A League of Their Own”, which features a team that hails from Rockford known as the Peaches. She picked it up in Rockford during a visit to the Peaches' Museum.
Other Notes: I also possess a bobblehead of a player from the Peoria Redwings, another female baseball team from the 1940’s and 1950’s.  The Redwing bobblehead, a promotional giveaway from the Peoria Chiefs, is not featured in the countdown.
For the record, if this particular Rockford Peach was a character from “A League of Their Own”, like Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, or Geena Davis, then this bobblehead most certainly would have ranked higher.


3 comments:

  1. Damn I love bobblehead Mondays :)

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  2. For the record, I was there when Jane and I drove through Rockford and stopped at a museum to check out a Peaches exhibit. Yes, she did buy that for you at that time, if memory serves me right. I got my photo taken beside a life-size white/black cow at the same museum, and they had a sizable aircraft display about a famous area flyer in the early days of aviation. So...something for everyone!!! Love, Mom

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