This day in baseball: The first DHPosted: April 6, 2014
On April 6, 1973 at Boston’s Fenway Park, New York Yankee Ron Blomberg became Major League history’s first designated hitter. In his first at-bat, Blomberg drew a bases-loaded walk off Luis Tiant in the first inning. In the third inning, Blomberg connected with a single for the first ever hit by a DH. His efforts would not prove sufficient, however, as the Red Sox pummeled the Yankees, 15-5.