Promotions for '12 include Gold Glove model

Promotions for '12 include Gold Glove model

Promotions for '12 include Gold Glove model
KANSAS CITY -- You've never won a Gold Glove? Alex Gordon has and now you can get one, too.

The first 10,000 fans at the Thursday, May 3, game when the Royals meet the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium will receive a model of Gordon's Gold Glove Award.

That's one of the promotions announced on Thursday as part of the Royals' "Our Time"-themed season that will include the All-Star Game.

Two days later, on Saturday, May 5, also against the Yankees, the first 10,000 fans will receive a George Brett mini-Pine Tar Bat in commemoration of that famous 1983 event in New York.

Other giveaways at Kauffman Stadium will include a Jackie Robinson No. 42 jersey T-shirt to the first 10,000 fans on April 15 (vs. Cleveland); Royals batting practice jersey with a retro 1980s look to the first 20,000 fans on April 21 (vs. Toronto); a Buck O'Neil bobblehead to the first 20,000 fans on July 21 (vs. Minnesota); and an Eric Hosmer bobblehead to the first 20,000 fans on Aug. 18 (vs. Chicago White Sox).

The Buck O'Neil tribute will come on Salute to the Negro Leagues Day when the Royals will wear Negro Leagues uniforms of the Kansas City Monarchs and the Twins will don uniforms of the St. Paul Colored Gophers.

Jeff Francoeur's cheering section in right field has prompted the Royals to create a new fan area called "The Frenchy Quarter" at every Thursday home game. A $21 ticket will get a Frenchy Quarter T-shirt, a drink coupon and a seat in the right Outfield Box.

There are several other giveways, including the return of T-Shirt Tuesdays, and many other special events. For a complete list, go to