The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their seventh consecutive National League West with a win against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday and with that announced a Cody Bellinger bobblehead giveaway at Dodger Stadium for their first NL Division Series home game.
The special edition bobblehead depicts Bellinger in his home run trot and will be available in both a home white Dodgers uniform and road grays. The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive the white or gray version of the bobblehead depending on what is available at their point of entry.
Bellinger is in the midst of an MVP-caliber season, which if he wins, will be the first Dodgers position player to take home the hardware since Kirk Gibson in 1988. Of course, that was also the last time the Dodgers won a World Series.
The Bellinger bobblehead coming in October is a second the Dodgers are making available this season. The first was depicted of his walk-off hit against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 4 of the 2018 NL Championship Series.
In addition to the bobblehead for their first home game, the Dodgers will distribute rally towels at each postseason game played at Dodger Stadium this year.
Based on the current standings, the Dodgers would host the Wild Card winner in Game 1 of the NLDS on Thursday, Oct. 3. At present time, the Washington Nationals are slated to face the Chicago Cubs in the Wild Card matchup.
Fans are encouraged to visit Dodgers.com/Postseason for the latest ticket information. Additionally, those that purchase a full season ticket membership for the 2020 season will be granted full postseason rights for this year, including the World Series.
The Dodgers qualified for the playoffs for the 33rd time in franchise history (24th time in Los Angeles) and for the ninth time in the last 12 years. L.A. previously won division titles in 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1995, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2013-19, and twice reached the postseason as the Wild Card, in 1996 and 2006.
The Dodgers are just the third team in MLB history to win at least seven consecutive division titles, joining the New York Yankees (nine, 1998-2006) and Atlanta Braves (14, 1991-2005). Dave Roberts is the Dodgers’ first manager in MLB history to lead his team to division titles in his first four full seasons.