Tag Archives: Ron Blomberg

Coming up Sixes

Today, August 23, 2014, marks the 66th birthday of DH (that’s also Designated Hebrew) Ron Blomberg. Happy Birthday, Ron! This is also the day Joe Torre’s (right: here pictured closer to 1966) number 6 was retired by the New York … Continue reading

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Great Stadiums (cont’d)

Dharamshala this ain’t. (That blog was posted not only on Shakespeare’s birth and death day, it was posted on the 90th anniversary of the opening of Yankee Stadium.) But the original Yankee Stadium was (James Hilton’s) Shangri-La to baseball-crazed fans … Continue reading

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DH; or, Designated Hebrew

It’s been forty years (and two weeks) in the wilderness. Ron Blomberg became the first DH on April 6, 1973. From Atlanta and still living there, Blomberg—whom I (Evander) had the pleasure to meet a year ago—went thro his own … Continue reading

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Baseball Nostalgia

If ever there were a sport to indulge a sense of nostalgia, baseball is it. (Cricket fans: I, Evander, can hear you: What about us? It’s the same impulse of course.) I happen to have a seat bottom from the … Continue reading

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The Jorge Posada Incident

There is a picaresque aspect to baseball. It is played every day and the drama and plot lines of a season build from the long schedule. Tonight the Yankees, a team mired in a slump, were to play an unusually … Continue reading

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