Ron Blomber 2003 Upper Deck YankeesRon Blomberg – the former Jewish Major Leaguer and Israel Baseball League manager best known as baseball's first designated hitter – is scheduled to sign autographs later this month.

The "Designated Hebrew" will be at the Long Island National Show at Hofstra University from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, according to a posting on

The cost is $10 for any item, which includes a free inscription. A plug for our friends at – Deluxe Gold members can save 5% on advance tickets).

For more information, and to confirm the status of Blomberg's appearance, collectors should call JP's Sports/Rock Solid Promotions at (631) 243-1028.

As indicated in this 2011 posting, Blomberg memorabilia is plentiful, affording collectors lots of choices — both in terms of type and price point.

Jewish Major Leaguers In Their Own WordsBlomberg is the subject of numerous cards. The author of Designated Hebrew, Blomberg's story is also featured prominently in the recently released Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words: Oral Histories of 23 Players.

A frequent signer, Blomberg items — including signed and inscribed baseballs, photos, bats, jerseys and cards — are plentiful on Beckett.comeBay and Collectors can also purchase memorabilia directly from Blomberg, via his website.

Are any JSC readers planning to attend the signing? Can you share stories of meeting Ron in-person or photos from the upcoming event?