Product Description & Features
- Ron Blomberg has hand signed this MLB baseball and added the inscription "1st AL DH 4/6/73"
- A Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity is included
- A glass display case is included with this autographed baseball
Ron Blomberg was a baseball pioneer. Taken with the first selection in the 1967 amateur draft by the New York Yankees he would solidify his place in baseball lore when he became the American League's first Designated Hitter. On April 6 1973 against the Red Sox Blomberg walked in his first appearance as a DH. Plagued with injuries throughout his career the DH spot allowed him to play as long as he did. He recounted his experiences in the big leagues and his Jewish heritage in his 2006 biography: Designated Hebrew
Country of Origin: United States