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History is made

1st DH in MLB History

In the beginning

Drafted #1 Overall 1967

When it started

MLB Debut Sept. 10th 1969

Batted Left

Career Avg .293

The career

NY Yankees (69, 71-76)
Chicago White Sox (78)

Ron Blormberg

MLB'S FIRST

DESIGNATED

HITTER, EVER

"Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120%, somebody else will."

Ron Blomberg
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Read Boomer's Story

On April 6, 1973, Ron Blomberg took a swing at home plate that changed baseball history. Through a quirk of fate the young Jewish Yankee became the first designated hitter to play an MLB game. At the time, George Steinbrenner had just taken control of the Bronx Bombers, the National League was still refusing to adopt the DH rule, and New Yorkers were pinning their hopes on a new generation of players.

In this heart-warming autobiography, now in paperback, Blomberg relives the moment that made his career and the countless experiences before and after that helped boost him to legendary heights.

In Designated Hebrew, Blomberg recounts a time when baseball and America itself were changing. Before Blomberg arrived in New York, the Yankees only employed three Jews in the entire organization. Though his career goals were eventually thwarted by injury, Blomberg still represented hope and pride to millions of Americans across the country.

This unforgettable story is the journey of one man as he learns to balance life, religion, and ultimately, baseball.

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