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World Series hero Christian Colon now a bobblehead

Royals catcher Salvador Perez and designated hitter Kendrys Morales congratulated shortstop Christian Colon after Colon scored in twelfth inning during game 5 of the World Series in New York.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez and designated hitter Kendrys Morales congratulated shortstop Christian Colon after Colon scored in twelfth inning during game 5 of the World Series in New York. jsleezer@kcstar.com

The Royals have five bobble head promotions this season, starting with manager Ned Yost on May 14 when the Braves come to Kauffman. Others featured by the club: Kendrys Morales (June 18), Alcides Escobar (June 25), Wade Davis (July 24) and Salvador Perez (Sept. 3).

Additionally, through Shop.MLB.com, bobbleheads of several more Royals players, some holding the World Series trophy, are available.

But no Christian Colon. Until now.

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has produced a limited edition Colon bobblehead, 360 figures that go on sale Monday at www.bobbleheadhall.com/product/colon.

The bobblehead shows Colon in stride as he approaches first base after his base hit in the 12th inning of World Series Game 5, drove in the go-ahead run in a 7-2 Series-clinching victory.

“That’s awesome,” Colon said. “That will be my first bobble head, all the years I’ve been playing.”

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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