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Cubs apologize after Billy Williams Bobbleheads gets wrong jersey number – NBC Chicago


Billy Williams bobbleheads feature wrong number originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Chicago Cubs have apologized to fans after bobbleheads featuring Hall of Fame outfielder Billy Williams passed out before Saturday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, only for the collectibles to have the wrong jersey number.

Williams hit 392 homers and had 1,353 RBIs in 16 seasons with the Cubs, and had his No. 26 jersey retired by the club.

Unfortunately for fans in Saturday’s game, the jersey Williams sported on the bobblehead wasn’t quite accurate, as he had a No. 1 on his back.

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The team issued a statement on Saturday evening apologizing for the “regrettable error”.

The club says they will get new bobbleheads produced with the correct number on the back and distribute them to the 10,000 fans who received the wrong collectible. Those bobbleheads likely won’t be available until next season, the team said.

The Cubs lost to the Reds 8-5 and will be aiming to avoid a series sweep Sunday in Chicago.

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