"On April 6, 1973, Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees became the first designated hitter in Major League Baseball history, facing Boston Red Sox right-handed pitcher Luis Tiant in his first plate appearance. Blomberg walked."That quote is from the Tennessean, read HERE. I wanted to post a piece that was not from New York, because the Designated Hitter is a big part of the game of baseball these days! Plus, Frank Daniels III sets the stage pretty great in his piece.We interviewed Ron Blomberg here at Bleeding Yankee Blue. In that interview, Steve Skinner asked him about it. Here's that exchange:BYB: Ron, everyone knows you as the first designated hitter in MLBhistory. How did that come about, and did you enjoy it?Ron Blomberg: Well, you know Iscrewed up the game in 1973 being the first...

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