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Ron Blomberg    \BLOOM-berg\

Ronald Mark Blomberg (Boomer)

Positions: Designated Hitter, First Baseman and Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: August 23, 1948 in Atlanta, GA
High School: Druid Hills HS (Atlanta, GA)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1967 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1969 (Age 21)
Rookie Status: Lost 1971 [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/WhiteSox 1969-1978

Final Game: October 1, 1978 (Age 30)
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1969 20 NYY AL 4 7 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .571 .500 1.071 208 3 0 0 0 0 0 /7
1971 22 NYY AL 64 216 199 30 64 6 2 7 31 2 4 14 23 .322 .363 .477 .840 143 95 2 0 1 2 3 9
1972 23 NYY AL 107 341 299 36 80 22 1 14 49 0 2 38 26 .268 .355 .488 .843 153 146 4 3 0 1 4 3
1973 24 NYY AL 100 338 301 45 99 13 1 12 57 2 0 34 25 .329 .395 .498 .893 155 150 7 0 1 2 4 D3
1974 25 NYY AL 90 301 264 39 82 11 2 10 48 2 1 29 33 .311 .375 .481 .856 147 127 5 2 0 6 2 D9/7
1975 26 NYY AL 34 119 106 18 27 8 2 4 17 0 0 13 10 .255 .336 .481 .817 130 51 3 0 0 0 1 D/9
1976 27 NYY AL 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /D
1978 29 CHW AL 61 169 156 16 36 7 0 5 22 0 0 11 17 .231 .280 .372 .652 82 58 1 0 1 1 2 D/3
8 Yrs 461 1493 1333 184 391 67 8 52 224 6 7 140 134 .293 .360 .473 .832 140 630 22 5 3 12 16
162 Game Avg. 162 525 468 65 137 24 3 18 79 2 2 49 47 .293 .360 .473 .832 140 221 8 2 1 4 6
NYY (7 yrs) 400 1324 1177 168 355 60 8 47 202 6 7 129 117 .302 .370 .486 .856 148 572 21 5 2 11 14
CHW (1 yr) 61 169 156 16 36 7 0 5 22 0 0 11 17 .231 .280 .372 .652 82 58 1 0 1 1 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1969 20 NYY AL 4 7 1 -0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .518 .500 0.1 0.0 1 /7
1971 22 NYY AL 64 216 11 -1 2 0 -2 10 1.1 7 17 1.8 .517 .507 1.8 -0.2 17 9
1972 23 NYY AL 107 341 19 0 1 -7 -5 8 1.0 12 21 2.3 .510 .506 3.3 -1.6 28 3
1973 24 NYY AL 100 338 21 1 -0 -2 -7 13 1.4 12 25 2.6 .513 .508 2.8 -0.9 26 D3
1974 25 NYY AL 90 301 13 -0 0 2 -6 8 1.0 11 19 2.0 .510 .506 1.8 -0.4 17 D9/7
1975 26 NYY AL 34 119 4 -0 1 0 -3 2 0.2 4 6 0.7 .507 .501 0.7 -0.3 6 D/9
1976 27 NYY AL 1 2 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.0 .451 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /D
1978 29 CHW AL 61 169 -2 -1 0 0 -4 -6 -0.7 6 -0 -0.1 .489 .496 -0.1 -0.3 -1 $125,000 D/3
8 Seasons 461 1493 66 -2 4 -6 -27 35 4.0 53 88 9.4 .509 .505 10.2 -3.8 94 $125,000
NYY (7 yrs) 400 1324 68 -0 3 -7 -24 41 4.7 47 89 9.5 .512 .506 10.4 -3.5 95
CHW (1 yr) 61 169 -2 -1 0 0 -4 -6 -0.7 6 -0 -0.1 .489 .496 -0.1 -0.3 -1 $125,000

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1969 NYY AL 20 LF 2 2 0 13.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 9 1.38 1.00 .980 2.01 2.00
1969 NYY AL 20 OF 2 2 0 13.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 9 1.38 1.00 .980 2.15 2.15
1971 NYY AL 22 OF 57 50 41 450.2 100 96 1 3 1 .970 0 1 1.94 1.70 .982 2.24 2.22
1971 NYY AL 22 RF 57 50 41 450.2 98 94 1 3 1 .969 0 1 1.90 1.67 .980 2.05 2.04
1972 NYY AL 23 1B 95 90 54 715.1 858 813 32 13 88 .985 -7 -12 10.63 8.89 .991 9.75 9.71
1973 NYY AL 24 DH 56 49
1973 NYY AL 24 1B 41 37 26 312.0 395 359 28 8 38 .980 -2 -7 11.16 9.44 .992 9.86 9.80
1974 NYY AL 25 DH 60 56
1974 NYY AL 25 OF 19 15 9 129.2 34 32 2 0 0 1.000 2 20 2.36 1.79 .980 2.41 2.40
1974 NYY AL 25 RF 17 15 9 125.0 33 31 2 0 0 1.000 3 26 2.38 1.94 .976 2.18 2.17
1974 NYY AL 25 LF 2 0 0 4.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -129 0.00 0.00 2.12 2.10
1975 NYY AL 26 DH 27 26
1975 NYY AL 26 OF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 2.00 .980 2.36 2.40
1975 NYY AL 26 RF 1 1 1 8.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.25 2.00 .975 2.14 2.10
1976 NYY AL 27 DH 1 0
1978 CHW AL 29 DH 36 34
1978 CHW AL 29 1B 7 7 6 59.0 74 70 3 1 2 .986 0 10 11.14 10.43 .992 10.05 9.94
3 Seasons 1B 143 134 86 1086.1 1327 1242 63 22 128 .983 -9 -9 10.81 9.13 .991 9.80 9.75
4 Seasons OF 79 68 51 601.1 138 132 3 3 1 .978 3 5 2.02 1.71 .981 2.28 2.26
3 Seasons RF 75 66 51 583.2 133 127 3 3 1 .977 3 6 2.00 1.73 .979 2.08 2.07
2 Seasons LF 4 2 0 17.2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -27 1.02 0.50 .980 2.04 2.05
8 Seasons TOT 222 202 137 1687.2 1465 1374 66 25 129 .983 -6 -4 7.68 6.49 .990 7.12 7.08
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1973 AL  2.6 (10th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1972 AL  13 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1972 AL  10.63 (2nd)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (1960), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1015), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (201st), 9.4 career WAR/9.5 7yr-peak WAR/9.4 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
197728New York Yankees$47,5001978 TSN Guide
197829Chicago White Sox$125,0001978 TSN GuideIncludes $25,000 signing bonus
197930Chicago White Sox$150,0001978 TSN GuideIncludes $25,000 signing bonus; retired after 1978
198031Chicago White Sox$150,0001978 TSN GuideIncludes $25,000 signing bonus; retired after 1978
198132Chicago White Sox$175,0001978 TSN GuideIncludes $25,000 signing bonus; retired after 1978
Career to date (may be incomplete)$647,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Ronald Boomer Mark Ron ronnie Blomberg blomburg bloomberg

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