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Category: Baseball

Highlights: Ron Blomberg spent all but one baseball season in a career that spanned from 1969-1978 playing for the New York Yankees. He was Major League Baseball's first designated hitter.

Travels From: Georgia

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Ron Blomberg is a former Major League Baseball player whose career lasted from 1969-1978 with the New York Yankees (1969, 1971-1976) and Chicago White Sox (1978). Blomberg in his career posted a lifetime batting average of .293, hitting 52 home runs to go along with 224 RBI. He is also remembered as being the first designated hitter in the history of MLB.

Known for his clutch hitting, Blomberg had a .304 batting average throughout his career with two outs and runners in scoring position. Additionally, when the score of a game was tied, Blomberg had a career average of .325. While his career was hampered by injuries, Blomberg proved to be dependable when called upon. In 1972, he played in a career-high 107 games, hitting .268 with 14 home runs along with 49 RBI. In 1973, he upped his batting average to .329, hitting 12 homers with a career-high 57 RBI.

Blomberg served as manager of the Bet Shemesh Blue Sox of the Israeli Baseball League in 2007 and, in 2006, wrote an autobiography titled “Designated Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story”. He was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Off the baseball diamond, Blomberg worked with the Israel Cancer Research Fund. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Blomberg in 2007 received Atlanta’s Phoenix Award, honoring his achievements and service as a professional athlete and private citizen.

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