Alvin Greene Bobblehead Day Coming to S.C. Minor League Baseball Stadium

To baseball fans, he's no Derek Jeter, but the first 1,000 fans to attend Saturday's Charleston River Dog's minor league baseball game will receive a free bobblehead doll of Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene.

The New York Yankees' affiliate decided to have the promotional giveaway after Greene, who stunned his party last month by winning South Carolina's Senate primary without having campaigned, told the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper that one way to create jobs in his state would be to "make toys of me, especially for the holidays... Like maybe little action dolls -- me in an Army uniform, Air Force uniform and me in my suit."

He added: "...I think out of the box like that. It's not something a typical person would bring up. That's something that could happen, that makes sense. It's not a joke."

The figures are actually not really of Greene, but instead are male Statute of Liberty bobbleheads with a photo of Greene pasted on their faces (watch video above). The team acknowledged that they had already intended to give out these "Mr. Lady Liberty" statues before Greene's interview and said that this was not an endorsement of him.

Greene told ABC affiliate WCIV in Charleston that he didn't think much of the toys. "They could've done a better job than that," he said. "They could've just made a real caricature - a real figurine rather than just something tacky like that."

Greene first made headlines after he beat out party-backed candidate Vic Rawl in a primary to be the Democratic Senate candidate in South Carolina. The unemployed Army and Air Force veteran came under scrutiny and was accused of being "someone's plant" by Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.

But despite the calls to overrule the election, the South Carolina Democratic Party concluded that there was not enough evidence of misconduct to discount the election.

In recent weeks, Greene has also stepped up his campaign efforts. The previously unknown candidate has created a campaign website and according to The Hill, he is expected to make his first campaign appearance Sunday at the Manning chapter of the NAACP.

The president of the NAACP branch praised Greene, saying in an interview with WFAE Radio, "He accomplished what many thought that was impossible. He was willing to step out and make the commitment and I admire anyone for making such a sacrifice because he wants to make South Carolina a better place."

For more on Alvin Greene's bobblehead, watch the video above.

  • Jaywon Choe

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