On this day in 1973 at Fenway Park, Yankees’ Ron Blomberg becomes the first designated hitter in major league history. In the historic plate appearance, the first DH draws a first-inning walk off Luis Tiant in the 15-5 Red Sox rout of the Bronx Bombers. This from Nationalpastime.com! I have such a clear day of this , 1973 was the last season at old Yankee Stadium and I had tickets for my first opening day. It was the beginning of returning passion of baseball (more about this in future blogs)
I was working in NYC at a famous custom photography lab called Frenchy’s Color Lab, was in my studio suite working, I had a radio with me tuned into the game because I was excited about the coming season and to hear history , the first DH. I’ve always been a fan of the DH. By the end of 1973 because of a contribution I made to the Baseball Hall of Fame after my first visit I received a free life time pass 1973 I remember well!