what do you do the day after you have a migraine and you barely remember how to form words but you want to make a second coaster so that you're at the one-a-day amount? if you stumble upon history.com like i did, you'll be making one commemorating the voting in of the designated hitter rule in baseball--January 11, 1973 . i'm not sure that there is anything more i can say. nope. this says it all. right there.
apparently, ron blomberg of the new york yankees became the first designated hitter a few months later, on april 6. cheers to you, mr. blomberg!