The second batch of bobbleheads featuring Kyle Schwarber, a Middletown native who played at Indiana University before being drafted by the Chicago Cubs, is being released by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.
The first batch of 216 bobbleheads featuring Schwarber in his Indiana Hoosiers jersey “quickly sold out,” said Phil Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.
Each bobblehead is numbered to 504, and the remaining bobbleheads are available for preorder exclusively on the website, www.BobbleheadHall.com. The bobbleheads are $40 each with a flat rate shipping charge of $8 per order.
Schwarber was selected with the fourth overall pick of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs, marking the highest draft pick in Indiana baseball history.
While at Indiana, Schwarber was a two-time First Team All-American and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honoree. He helped lead the Hoosiers to their first College World Series appearance in 2013 and ranks in the top 10 in several categories including slugging percentage, home runs, hits, triples and runs. Schwarber received Big Ten honors in each of his three seasons at IU, hitting .341 in 180 games played.
In his short MLB career, Schwarber has already had some of the most memorable moments in the storied history of the Cubs franchise.
Schwarber made one of the most miraculous comebacks in sports history, coming back from a season-ending surgery to help the Cubs win the 2016 World Series. Schwarber hit .412 in the World Series including several critical hits. In the 2015 playoffs, Schwarber hit a monstrous home run that landed on the top of the Wrigley Field scoreboard.