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Designated Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story

Overview

On April 6, 1973, Ron Blomberg took a swing at home plate that changed baseball history. Through a quirk of fate the young Jewish Yankee became the first designated hitter to play an MLB game. At the time, George Steinbrenner had just taken control of the Bronx Bombers, the National League was still refusing to adopt the DH rule, and New Yorkers were pinning their hopes on a new generation of players. In this heart-warming autobiography, Blomberg relives the moment that made his career and the countless ...

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Overview

On April 6, 1973, Ron Blomberg took a swing at home plate that changed baseball history. Through a quirk of fate the young Jewish Yankee became the first designated hitter to play an MLB game. At the time, George Steinbrenner had just taken control of the Bronx Bombers, the National League was still refusing to adopt the DH rule, and New Yorkers were pinning their hopes on a new generation of players. In this heart-warming autobiography, Blomberg relives the moment that made his career and the countless experiences before and after that helped boost him to legendary heights.

In Designated Hebrew Blomberg recounts a time when baseball, and America itself, were changing. Before Blomberg arrived in New York, the Yankees only employed three Jews in the entire organization. Though his career goals were eventually thwarted by injury, Blomberg still represented hope and pride to millions of Americans across the country. This unforgettable story is the journey of one man as he learns to balance life, religion, and ultimately, baseball.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613210550
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,420,696
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Blomberg was the number one draft of the New York Yankees in 1967. He played in the Bronx for seven years before joining the Chicago White Sox. He holds the National Baseball Hall of Fame record as the first designated hitter in Major League Baseball. He lives in Roswell, Georgia.

Dan Schlossberg is a sports writer and professional author. He has written and co-authored over thirty books on baseball. In addition, his writing has appeared in numerous publications including Baseball Digest, The Sporting News, and MLB.com. He lives in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

Marty Appel began his career in public relations by handling fan mail for Mickey Mantle. He eventually became PR director for the Yankees from 1973 to 1977. He lives in New York City.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2006

    JEWS

    this book is great, and i hope that the JEWS prevail! HAPPY HANNUKAH!!!!! I LOVE JEWISH PEOPLE! GO RON BLOMBERG!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2006

    great perspective from jewish standpoint

    Liked this book very much. Blomberg explains the positives and negatives of being a Jewish major leaguer and makes you feel like you were there. Easy reading yet entertaining.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2006

    WOW

    This book is great. Ron Blomberg tells an amazing story about how difficult(with injuries) yet enjoyable his playing days were. Everyone expected big things out of this guy, and although in some cases he did not pursue the hype, he was a great role model for many Jewish baseball fans. Being the 1st DH in MLB history and one of the first great Jewish ball players, he tells the story of all of his experiences. Great story for any baseball fan. Very inspirational story.

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