Looking back at Ron Blomberg as MLB ponders DH in National League

1973-topps-ron-blombergYou probably don’t know the name Ron Blomberg, but he was the first-overall pick in the 1967 MLB Draft and a big-leaguer for parts of eight seasons with the Yankees and White Sox.

But if you do know his name it’s probably because of one thing — he was the first designated hitter in MLB history.

Could there be more hitting history made soon? Perhaps with the MLB owners’ meetings this week in Florida where the owners are considering adopting the DH in the National League as soon as next season. Such a change wouldn’t be possible without the approval of the MLBPA but it still could happen.

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