LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Lexington Legends, a Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, will be giving away UK football coach Mark Stoops bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans who enter the gates of Whitaker Bank Ballpark on Tuesday evening, June 12.
The seven-inch tall bobblehead will reflect Stoops standing on the sidelines of Kroger Field with his hands on his hips, donning a white UK short-sleeve quarter zip with khakis, along with a white UK hat. He will also have on the classic football radio headset and sunglasses.
Stoops became the head coach at UK in 2013 and immediately turned the program around. After a 2-10 record his first season, he won more games in 2014 than the last two seasons combined. Stoops now has guided the Wildcats to two straight bowl appearances, finishing with a 7-6 record each time. Prior to Kentucky, he was the defensive coordinator at Arizona and Florida State. He is also the brother of Bob Stoops, the former coach at Oklahoma.
"Coach Stoops is not only a great football coach, but also a great member of our community. We are thrilled to have another University of Kentucky coach bobblehead at the ballpark this year," said Legends President/CEO Andy Shea.
The Legends have had a variety of bobblehead giveaways in the past featuring UK basketball coach John Calipari, former UK basketball star DeMarcus Cousins, Lafayette high school alum Anderson Miller, a duo bobblehead featuring former UK golfer J.B. Holmes and Kentucky native Kenny Perry along with many more.
The gates will open one hour ahead of first pitch at 7:05 p.m. It will also be Legen-Dairy Night courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Kentucky. Fans can try their hand at milking a replica cow while the Kentucky Dairy Farmers give away free samples on the plaza. Then Miss Kentucky will throw out the first pitch. The night will also feature 25-cent Eisenberg Hot Dogs.
Tuesday's game will be a part of Legends' final homestand before the All-Star Break. The Legends face the Columbia Fireflies for a four-game series, which will begin on Monday, June 11 at 7:05 p.m.