|Born: October 17, 1898|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died: June 12, 1973 (aged 74)|
Islip, New York
|September 30, 1922, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 13, 1923, for the New York Giants|
|Earned run average||3.00|
Making his debut aged 23 when he was signed as a free agent in 1922, Blume was a right-handed batter and a right-handed thrower. He was 5′11″ and 175 lbs. While at Colgate University (Class of '22), he was inducted into Delta Kappa Epsilon, and was also named to the All‐American baseball team in 1921.
He entered the real‐estate field with a brother in 1926 and 10 years later formed his own company under his own name.
He was a former governor and life member of the sales brokers committee of the board, a member of its arbitration unit and consultants committee and groups on ethics, commissions and professional practices, grievances and public relations. In 1954 he was named New York Real Estate Man of the Year.
He was known as “the broker's broker,” and was president of the Real Estate Board of New York in 1954, 1955 and 1956.
Blume was the key figure in one of the largest assemblages in the history of New York real estate—the parcels that make up Rockefeller Center on the west side of the Avenue of the Americas from 48th Street to 51st Street. Among other major projects in which he was a consultant or a broker were the Prudential Plaza in Los Angeles, Ohrbach's Department Stores, the New York Produce Exchange and Cooper Union.
He received the New York City Medal for helping to preserve New York as a sports capital.
He died in his sleep at his home on June 12, 1973 at 74 years old.
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