White Sox 'Sodfather' Roger Bossard Honored with Bobblehead Night

The Lemont resident has worked for the Sox since 1967 and became the head groundskeeper in 1983.

Lemont resident Roger Bossard, better known to Chicago White Sox fans as "The Sodfather," was honored Tuesday during "Roger Bossard Bobblehead Night" at U.S. Cellular Field.

Bossard has been the head groundskeeper for the White Sox since 1983. He joined the organization in 1967 as an assistant to his father, Gene Bossard, who was a groundskeeper from 1940 to 1983.

The bobblehead giveaway was originally scheduled for the June 12 game against the Oakland Athletics, but was postphoned due to a manufacturer's error.

According to the White Sox, the first 20,000 people who attended the game received vouchers redeemable for one Bossard bobblehead.

Prior to Tuesday's game against the Kansas City Royals, the first 10,000 fans received the collectible.

Bossard told the SouthtownStar in June, "There was one thing that surprised me. I always thought I looked like Tom Cruise. My first reaction when I saw this was, ‘That’s not me.’ But everyone told me yes, it was.”

Check out this video from MLB.com for another look at the Bossard bobblehead.


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