Designated Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story
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Designated Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story

by Ron Blomberg, Dan Schlossberg
     
 

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Ron Blomberg is viewed as a trailblazer: in addition to being the first designated hitter in the history of major league baseball—an accident of fate—he was also the first significant Jewish Yankee. The only lantzman who preceded Blomberg to the Bronx hid behind the pseudonym of Jimmie Reese. Blomberg didn't believe in hiding, either from pitchers

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Ron Blomberg is viewed as a trailblazer: in addition to being the first designated hitter in the history of major league baseball—an accident of fate—he was also the first significant Jewish Yankee. The only lantzman who preceded Blomberg to the Bronx hid behind the pseudonym of Jimmie Reese. Blomberg didn't believe in hiding, either from pitchers with overpowering fastballs or the baseball fans of New York. A witness to cross burnings and synagogue bombings in his youth, Blomberg felt relieved when New York's large Jewish population embraced him. He loved people almost as much as he loved to eat. And so, he wore his religion on his sleeve. Ron Blomberg's story is more than a baseball tale, and more than a religious tale. It's the story of a Designated Hebrew... and there is no other tale quite like it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582619873
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Schlossberg is a former AP sportswriter and author of 33 baseball books, including "Baseball Gold: Mining Nuggets from Our National Pastime" and the 2006 autobiographies of Ron Blomberg and Milo Hamilton; as well as more than 25,000 articles about baseball. His 38-year journalism career runs the gamut from broadcast analyst and commentator to writer, author, and entrepreneur. He is managing editor of aBallTalk, a a syndicated weekly radio baseball show, and is the originator of the baseball theme cruise, coordinating and hosting more than 20 such cruises featuring major league stars.

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