Keith Madison bobblehead unveiled at Kentucky Proud Park
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Former Kentucky coach, Keith Madison was at Kentucky Proud Park on Thursday for the unveiling of a life-style depiction bobblehead of the longtime Wildcat manager.
Madison’s bobblehead is the first to be created for permanent display at the Wildcats’ new ballpark. Each of the nine remaining current members of the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame with baseball ties will have a bobblehead unveiled in the future. Those alumni include: Jeff Abbott, Collin Cowgill, Dom Fucci, Andy Green, Jim Host, Ellis Johnson, Jeff Keener, Terry Shumpert and Brandon Webb.
The bobblehead is made of fiberglass, stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 175 pounds. It will be on display on the playground area just inside the left field gate on the concourse level and is available for fan photos during this week’s series against No. 2 Vanderbilt.
Madison arrived at UK in 1979 and coached 25 years with the Wildcats, winning a program-record 723 games, which currently is the fifth-most in Southeastern Conference history.