On This Date…January 11, 1973
Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.
On April 6,1973, Ron Blomberg became the sport’s first designated hitter. He walked with the bases loaded against Luis Tiant at Fenway Park.
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- thatfriendlyblackguy said: Biggest mistake ever. I am not a fan of the designated hitter.
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