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Iowa’s Bob L. Head comes out ahead

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PORTLAND – Voters selected Bob L. Head, the Iowa version, to become the model for a bobblehead that will be given to fans at PGE Park on Aug. 18.

The Portland Beavers, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, asked online voters to decide which of three Bob L. Heads should be the star of the unusual promotion: Bob Leroy Head of Maquoketa, Iowa; Bob Lee Head of Evansville, Ind.; or Bob Louis Head of Vallejo, Calif.

Bob Leroy Head won in a landslide, collecting 51 percent of the almost 30,000 votes cast, the Beavers announced after Thursday’s voting deadline. Bob Lee Head had 34 percent and Bob Louis Head finished with 15 percent.

Bob Leroy Head worked hard for the coveted prize, printing business cards detailing his quest and garnering online votes in Japan, Spain and Norway.

“I was really surprised at the support in Maquoketa and across Iowa and clear across the country,” Head said.

The first 2,000 fans at the Aug. 18 game will receive a Bob Leroy Head bobblehead. He will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the two runners-up will be invited to join him.

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