Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Jon Hamm, St. Louis Cardinals' Most Handsome Fan, Gets His Own Bobblehead

Posted By on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Jon Hamm makes a handsome bobblehead. - CARDINALS
  • Cardinals
  • Jon Hamm makes a handsome bobblehead.

In a marketing move worthy of Don Draper in Mad Men, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that famous actor and lifelong fan Jon Hamm will get his own theme night at Busch Stadium this summer.

Hamm, who grew up in St. Louis and graduated from John Burroughs High School, gave interview after interview after interview about his love for Cardinals baseball -- especially acrobatic shortstop Ozzie Smith -- in the lead-up to his Disney flick Million Dollar Arm, where Hamm recruits pitchers from a pool of cricket players in India.

See also: Paul Rudd Once Tried to Steal Jon Hamm's Prom Date, So They Faced Off in Trivial Pursuit

"Jon Hamm is one of the greatest ambassadors for Cardinals baseball," says Dan Farrell, Senior Vice President of marketing for the Redbirds. "Whether he's photographed walking down the street in his lucky Cardinals cap, or talking up the team on late night television, he's one of our biggest fans."

Hamm gets his very own Cardinals celebration, complete with a very handsome bobblehead, at the August 18 game against the Cincinnati Reds. He'll also throw out the first pitch and meet-and-greet with VIP ticket holders in "what I hope will be a fantastic night for everyone but the Reds," Hamm says.

Here's the entire bobblehead. Note the casual jeans, pushed-up sleeves and "I'm just here for the game" attitude:

click to enlarge CARDINALS
  • Cardinals

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the charity of Hamm's choice, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

See also: -Jon Hamm Defends Imo's on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (VIDEO) -Jon Hamm Stars in Baseball Movie, Learns Life Lessons from Indian Teenagers -Mad Men: Top Twelve Nicknames for Jon Hamm's Dong -Jon Hamm Brags About St. Louis Cardinals, Ribs Jon Stewart About New York Mets

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

Tags: ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 28, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation