Former first overall pick in the 1967 MLB Amateur Draft, Ron Blomberg would make baseball history by becoming the first designated hitter to appear in a game when he stepped to the plate in an April 6, 1973 game for the New York Yankees. Ron Blomberg was drafted by the New York Yankees and spent all but the 1978 season with the team, finishing his career as a member of the Chicago White Sox. Ron Blomberg signed Yankees jerseys or baseballs, with the inscription 1st AL DH 4/6/73 are a popular item in the sports memorabilia circuit.
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