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Ron Blomberg
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Baseball Player
    (August 23, 1948- )
    Born in Atlanta, Georgia
    Drafted 1st overall by the New York Yankees in the 1967 MLB Draft
    First baseman/designated hitter for the New York Yankees (1969, 1971-1976) and the Chicago White Sox (1978)
    First ever designated hitter to play in Major League Baseball
    Manager for the Bet Shemesh Blue Sox (Israel Baseball League) (2007- )
    Wrote 'Designated Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story (2006)'
    He did not live up to his draft billing.
    He was an accused Designated Hypochondriac.
    He was injury prone.
    His last name is pronounced 'Bloomberg' despite the spelling.
    He spent the 1970 season out of baseball.
    Injuries prevented him playing in the 1977 season.
    He batted left handed.
    He drew walks more than he was struck out.
    He had a walk during his first plate appearance as a designated hitter (April 6, 1973).
    His batting average went .329 during the 1973 season.
    He was selected as the most popular person in New York twice.
    The Stage Deli in New York City named a sandwich after him.
    He is a member of the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
    He has done charity work after his playing career.

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