FLUSHING, N.Y., January 27, 2022 -- The New York Mets and SNY today announced a first-of-its-kind, three-piece, connecting bobblehead collector’s series featuring iconic SNY announcers Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling. The series, presented by Verizon and SNY, will provide fans the opportunity to collect three bobbleheads, each featuring one-third of the trio many consider to be the best booth in baseball. These must-have bobbleheads – which when put together will create one large piece – will be given away this summer to the first 25,000 arriving fans Saturday, July 9, Saturday, August 13, and Saturday, September 17 as part of the Mets 60th Anniversary season. Tickets are on sale now at Mets.com/Tickets.
Cohen, Hernandez, and Darling have been at the microphone for Mets telecasts on SNY since the network’s inception in 2006.
On Saturday, July 9 vs. Miami, the first 25,000 fans in attendance will receive a Keith Hernandez announcer bobblehead. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to pick up a bobblehead before the Mets retire Hernandez’ uniform number 17 in a pre-game ceremony that afternoon. Hernandez is a three-time Emmy Award winner for “Best Sports Analyst” in New York, taking home the award in 2009, 2012 and 2015.
The first 25,000 arriving fans can collect the next piece, a Ron Darling announcer bobblehead, on Saturday, August 13 vs. Philadelphia. Darling, who was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame last summer, is also a three-time recipient of the Emmy Award for “Best Sports Analyst” in New York. He and Hernandez were Mets teammates from 1983-1989.
The Gary Cohen bobblehead, which will complete the set, will be given away to the first 25,000 fans at the Saturday, September 17 game vs. Pittsburgh. Cohen is entering his 34th season as a play-by-play announcer for the Mets. Cohen first joined the Mets broadcast team as a radio announcer for WFAN, where he called Mets games for 17 years.