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White Sox Charities honors A.J. Pierzynski with bobblehead

Limited-edition bobblehead commemorates 10-Year anniversary of the iconic 2008 Blackout Game

Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) is honoring White Sox fan-favorite catcher A.J. Pierzynski with a limited-edition bobblehead. The collectible bobblehead will be available for purchase online exclusively at whitesox.com/ajbobble beginning today and at White Sox home games beginning Friday, July 13.
 
The bobblehead features Pierzynski's bleach blonde hair during a memorable postgame celebration pose acknowledging fans after the 2008 "Blackout Game." Each commemorative bobblehead purchase includes a limited-edition certificate. They are available for $35 each online at whitesox.com/ajbobble beginning today and at Guaranteed Rate Field in Section 135 beginning on Friday, July 13. There will be a $10 domestic or $15 Canadian shipping and handling fee for online purchases. All proceeds from bobblehead sales benefit CWSC and Make-A-Wish Illinois, an organization selected by Pierzynski.
 
"A.J. has a special place in the hearts of all White Sox fans," said Christine O'Reilly, Chicago White Sox Charities executive director. "It's a wonderful opportunity to celebrate one of the most beloved players in White Sox history in a fun way, while also provide fans an opportunity to support the impactful work of White Sox Charities."
 
Pierzynski batted .279 (1,087-3,896) with 198 doubles, 118 home runs, 460 RBI and 452 runs scored in 1,068 games over eight seasons with Chicago from 2005-12. He ranks third all-time among Sox catchers in home runs.
 
The two-time American League All-Star catcher spent 19 career seasons in the major leagues with Minnesota (1998-2003), San Francisco (2004), the White Sox, Texas (2013), Boston (2014), St. Louis (2014) and Atlanta (2015-16), hitting .280 (2,043-7,290) with 407 doubles, 188 home runs, 909 RBI and 807 runs scored over 2,059 games. Pierzynski is tied for the major-league record with 13 consecutive seasons (2001-13) with at least 100 games caught and ranks sixth in major-league history with 16,335.1 IC.
 
This is the fifth consecutive year that CWSC has held a bobblehead fundraising campaign. Previous campaigns have commemorated former team captain Paul Konerko in 2014, first baseman Jose Abreu in 2015, legendary two-sport athlete Bo Jackson in 2016 and Hall of Famer Tim "Rock" Raines in 2017 - raising a combined total of more than $350,000 for CWSC.

Chicago White Sox Charities (CWSC) is honoring White Sox fan-favorite catcher A.J. Pierzynski with a limited-edition bobblehead. The collectible bobblehead will be available for purchase online exclusively at whitesox.com/ajbobble beginning today and at White Sox home games beginning Friday, July 13.
 
The bobblehead features Pierzynski's bleach blonde hair during a memorable postgame celebration pose acknowledging fans after the 2008 "Blackout Game." Each commemorative bobblehead purchase includes a limited-edition certificate. They are available for $35 each online at whitesox.com/ajbobble beginning today and at Guaranteed Rate Field in Section 135 beginning on Friday, July 13. There will be a $10 domestic or $15 Canadian shipping and handling fee for online purchases. All proceeds from bobblehead sales benefit CWSC and Make-A-Wish Illinois, an organization selected by Pierzynski.
 
"A.J. has a special place in the hearts of all White Sox fans," said Christine O'Reilly, Chicago White Sox Charities executive director. "It's a wonderful opportunity to celebrate one of the most beloved players in White Sox history in a fun way, while also provide fans an opportunity to support the impactful work of White Sox Charities."
 
Pierzynski batted .279 (1,087-3,896) with 198 doubles, 118 home runs, 460 RBI and 452 runs scored in 1,068 games over eight seasons with Chicago from 2005-12. He ranks third all-time among Sox catchers in home runs.
 
The two-time American League All-Star catcher spent 19 career seasons in the major leagues with Minnesota (1998-2003), San Francisco (2004), the White Sox, Texas (2013), Boston (2014), St. Louis (2014) and Atlanta (2015-16), hitting .280 (2,043-7,290) with 407 doubles, 188 home runs, 909 RBI and 807 runs scored over 2,059 games. Pierzynski is tied for the major-league record with 13 consecutive seasons (2001-13) with at least 100 games caught and ranks sixth in major-league history with 16,335.1 IC.
 
This is the fifth consecutive year that CWSC has held a bobblehead fundraising campaign. Previous campaigns have commemorated former team captain Paul Konerko in 2014, first baseman Jose Abreu in 2015, legendary two-sport athlete Bo Jackson in 2016 and Hall of Famer Tim "Rock" Raines in 2017 - raising a combined total of more than $350,000 for CWSC.

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