Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This Day in Sports History - 4/6/1973

The New York Yankees' Ron Blomberg becomes the first designated hitter in major league history as he draws a walk from Luis Tiant in the first inning of a 15 - 5 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Orlando Cepeda is Boston's DH in the same game. Also on this date, during an 8 - 3 victory over the Athletics in Oakland, the Minnesota Twins' Tony Oliva becomes the first DH to come through with a home run.

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