Broberg played in the major leagues from 1971-1978. He played for the Washington Senators/Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland Athletics. He was drafted in 1971, and went straight to the Major Leagues. He was the fifth player to go straight to the Major Leagues after being drafted without spending a day in the minors. Broberg was acquired by the expansion Seattle Mariners prior to the 1977 season and traded to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later(Jim Todd).