This is a bobblehead made to honour Éric Gagné in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform. Unlike most of the bobbleheads in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection, this bobblehead was not a promotional giveaway.
Éric Gagné is a Canadian former professional baseball player from Montreal, QC. Gagné played 10 MLB Seasons from 1999 to 2008 split between the Dodgers, Rangers, Brewers, and Red Sox. Gagné amassed a career 3.47 ERA and 187 saves in 643.2 innings pitched, predominantly as a reliever after originally breaking in as a starter. From 2002 through 2004, Gagné had one of the most dominant stretches of any pitcher in the history of baseball. Gagné saved 52, 55, and 45 games in those respective seasons, never finishing lower than 7th in Cy Young Award voting, including winning the award in 2003, a rare occurrence for a relief pitcher. Gagné was also an All-Star each of those 3 seasons and finished between 6th and 12th in MVP voting all three years. Gagné holds the MLB record for consecutive successful saves converted with 84, as well as the career record for saves by a Canadian with 187.