This day in baseball: The first DH

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.

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