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Ron Blomberg

Ronald Mark Blomberg was born August 23, 1948, in Atlanta, Georgia and nicknamed Boomer, is a former Major League Baseball designated hitter, first baseman, and right fielder.

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Ron Blomberg Biography

He did not have a field position and had batted earlier than the other American League Designated Hitters that day. Blomberg played 8 Major League seasons, all but the last with the New York Yankees, between 1969 and 1978. DH was the ideal position for the slugging left handed hitter and weak fielder. Yankee Ron Blomberg, a lifetime .293 hitter, was the first official "Designated Pinch Hitter," as the position was originally called. Before the game, he asked bench coach Elston Howard what to do as DH. "He said," Blomberg recalled, 'the only thing you do is go take batting practice and just hit.' " "When it was my time to hit," Blomberg said, "the bases were loaded. I was batting sixth in the Yankee order against Luis Tiant. I walked and forced in a run." The DH was now a part of baseball history and baseball. "I was left at first base," the brand-new first DH said. "And I was going to stay there because normally that was my position. Elston said 'Come on back to the bench, you aren't supposed to stay out here.' I went back and said, 'What do I do?' He said, 'You just sit here with me.' Facing Luis Tiant, Blomberg went 1-for-3. Boston DH Orlando Cepeda was less successful, going 0-for-6, but the Red Sox had no need for extra DH firepower in this game. They cruised to a 15-5 victory on 20 hits, including two home runs by Carlton Fisk, one a grand slam. Blomberg was a product of the awful, some would say, woeful Yankees of the mid-60s. New York chose him with the first pick in the 1967 free agent draft after finishing in last place the year before. Blomberg also had hundreds of scholarship offers to play football and basketball. A first-baseman-outfielder, Blomberg went 3-for-6 in his major league debut on September 10, 1969. A very talented athlete, his lifetime batting average was just below .300. But by 1973, injuries had slowed him and limited his mobility, making him tailor-made for the new DH spot. While the DH is often associated with aging sluggers, this first designated hitter was only 24 years old. "With Bobby Bonds in right field and three first basemen, I might as well have donated my glove to charity,"Blomberg joked. After the game, Blomberg's bat was shipped off to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. "I went into the Hall of Fame through the back door," Blomberg says. "Everywhere I go, people always talk about me being the first DH in baseball." He went on to have his best season in 1973, hitting .329 with 12 homers and 57 RBIs. A sidebar to that game was that the first ball was thrown out by Ed Folger, a Red Sox minor leaguer who had his legs amputated following a farm accident the previous September.

Speaking Topics
  • His Top 25 ESPN rated sports book entitled " Designated Hebrew"

  • Creating and Coaching a baseball league in Israel

  • The Yankees and Baseball experience

  • Growing up as a Jewish athlete in the south

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    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Ron Blomberg for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Ron Blomberg, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Ron Blomberg or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Ron Blomberg

    Speaking fees for Ron Blomberg, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Ron Blomberg are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Ron Blomberg, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Ron Blomberg speak about?

    Ron Blomberg is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Attitude, Baseball, Coaching, Diversity Speakers, Faith & Religion, Goal Setting, Jewish Speakers, Peak Performance, Personal Growth, Sports, Teamwork and Teambuilding.
  • Where does Ron Blomberg travel from?

    Ron Blomberg generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Ron Blomberg’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Ron Blomberg for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ron Blomberg for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Ron Blomberg or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Ronald Mark Blomberg was born August 23, 1948, in Atlanta, Georgia and nicknamed Boomer, is a former Major League Baseball designated hitter, first baseman, and right fielder.

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Ron Blomberg Biography

He did not have a field position and had batted earlier than the other American League Designated Hitters that day. Blomberg played 8 Major League seasons, all but the last with the New York Yankees, between 1969 and 1978. DH was the ideal position for the slugging left handed hitter and weak fielder. Yankee Ron Blomberg, a lifetime .293 hitter, was the first official "Designated Pinch Hitter," as the position was originally called. Before the game, he asked bench coach Elston Howard what to do as DH. "He said," Blomberg recalled, 'the only thing you do is go take batting practice and just hit.' " "When it was my time to hit," Blomberg said, "the bases were loaded. I was batting sixth in the Yankee order against Luis Tiant. I walked and forced in a run." The DH was now a part of baseball history and baseball. "I was left at first base," the brand-new first DH said. "And I was going to stay there because normally that was my position. Elston said 'Come on back to the bench, you aren't supposed to stay out here.' I went back and said, 'What do I do?' He said, 'You just sit here with me.' Facing Luis Tiant, Blomberg went 1-for-3. Boston DH Orlando Cepeda was less successful, going 0-for-6, but the Red Sox had no need for extra DH firepower in this game. They cruised to a 15-5 victory on 20 hits, including two home runs by Carlton Fisk, one a grand slam. Blomberg was a product of the awful, some would say, woeful Yankees of the mid-60s. New York chose him with the first pick in the 1967 free agent draft after finishing in last place the year before. Blomberg also had hundreds of scholarship offers to play football and basketball. A first-baseman-outfielder, Blomberg went 3-for-6 in his major league debut on September 10, 1969. A very talented athlete, his lifetime batting average was just below .300. But by 1973, injuries had slowed him and limited his mobility, making him tailor-made for the new DH spot. While the DH is often associated with aging sluggers, this first designated hitter was only 24 years old. "With Bobby Bonds in right field and three first basemen, I might as well have donated my glove to charity,"Blomberg joked. After the game, Blomberg's bat was shipped off to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. "I went into the Hall of Fame through the back door," Blomberg says. "Everywhere I go, people always talk about me being the first DH in baseball." He went on to have his best season in 1973, hitting .329 with 12 homers and 57 RBIs. A sidebar to that game was that the first ball was thrown out by Ed Folger, a Red Sox minor leaguer who had his legs amputated following a farm accident the previous September.

Ron Blomberg Speaking Topics

  • His Top 25 ESPN rated sports book entitled " Designated Hebrew"

  • Creating and Coaching a baseball league in Israel

  • The Yankees and Baseball experience

  • Growing up as a Jewish athlete in the south

FAQs on booking Ron Blomberg

  • How do I book Ron Blomberg to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Ron Blomberg for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Ron Blomberg, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Ron Blomberg or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Ron Blomberg

    Speaking fees for Ron Blomberg, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Ron Blomberg are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Ron Blomberg, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Ron Blomberg speak about?

    Ron Blomberg is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Attitude, Baseball, Coaching, Diversity Speakers, Faith & Religion, Goal Setting, Jewish Speakers, Peak Performance, Personal Growth, Sports, Teamwork and Teambuilding.
  • Where does Ron Blomberg travel from?

    Ron Blomberg generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Ron Blomberg’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Ron Blomberg for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ron Blomberg for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Ron Blomberg or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Ron Blomberg is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as His Top 25 ESPN rated sports book entitled " Designated Hebrew", Creating and Coaching a baseball league in Israel, The Yankees and Baseball experience and Growing up as a Jewish athlete in the south. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ron Blomberg for your event is available upon request. Ron Blomberg generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jason Lezak, Steve Sax, Jim Morris, Stedman Graham and Dusty Baker. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ron Blomberg for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ron Blomberg Speaking Topics

  • His Top 25 ESPN rated sports book entitled " Designated Hebrew"

  • Creating and Coaching a baseball league in Israel

  • The Yankees and Baseball experience

  • Growing up as a Jewish athlete in the south

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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