Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda Returns to Fenway to Commemorate 40th Anniversary of Designated Hitter (Video)


Orlando Cepeda earned each of his 11 All-Star nods while playing in the National League, but the Hall of Famer also spent one season in Boston — and made baseball history in the process.

In 1973, the Red Sox signed the aging first baseman under the condition that he would only be expected to bat, making him Major League Baseball’s first full-time designated hitter. That was 40 years ago, and Cepeda returned to Fenway Park on Wendesday to commemorate the occasion.

Check out his pregame interview with Peter Gammons in the video above.

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