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Ron Blomberg

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Ron Blomberg

MLB (retired)
Full Name Ronald Mark Blomberg
Nicknames Boomer
Date of Birth 08/23/1948
BirthplaceAtlanta, GA
Religion Jewish
Height 6'1
Weight 195
Bats/Throws L/R
Drafted Yankees
Draft Round1
Overall Pick1
MLB Debut 09/10/1969
Final MLB Game: 10/01/1978

Career highlights

  • Selected by the New York Yankees as the #1 pick in the 1967 amateur draft. He is the only Jewish player to be selected #1
  • Lifetime batting average of .293
  • Was MLB’s first-ever Designated Hitter, in 1973
  • His 13 errors in 1972, which came in just 95 games, were 2nd most among A.L. First Basemen

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