The New York Yankees will celebrate Jerry Garcia‘s 80th birthday with a special Jerry Garcia Bobblehead Night on Monday, August 1st, when the Yankees face off against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium.
The first 1,000 fans who purchase a Special Event Ticket will receive an exclusive New York Yankees Jerry Garcia bobblehead, and a portion of every ticket sold will support the Grateful Dead‘s nonprofit, Rex Foundation.
Once inside the Stadium, fans will head over to the bobblehead redemption table located on the Field Level (100 Level) next to Gate 2 up to 60 minutes after the originally scheduled first pitch.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
The Grateful Dead’s relationship with Major League Baseball goes back to 1993, when Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and Vince Welnick famously sang the national anthem at Candlestick Park for the San Fransisco Giants‘ season opener. In a 2021 interview with Relix, Bob Weir reflected that the trio’s performance, which spread rapidly through the media, helped show the band in a new light and “changed some perceptions about [the Grateful Dead].”
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