There are two leagues in American major league baseball, the American League and the National League. The American League has the designated hitter rule which allows for someone other than the pitcher to bat in the pitcher's place. The pitcher does not bat in the American League. The National League does not have the designated hitter rule. The pitcher does bat in the National League.
The only time a National League team can use a DH is when they are playing against an American League in their stadium (so the National League team would be visitors). The opposite is true for the American League.. if they are playing a National League team in their stadium (so the American League would be visitors) they are required to have their pitcher bat
The National League. The American League has a designated hitter.
The American League uses the Designated hitter, and the pitcher does not bat as in the National League.
Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves started for the National League and David Wells of the New York Yankees started for the American League. The American League won 13-8.
Cliff Lee is a starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. He won the 2008 American League Cy Young award.
American League since 1973
The main difference between pitching in the American League and the National League is that in the American League, the Pitcher has to pitch to all nine batters. In the National League, the Pitcher has to pitch to nine batters as well but the batter in the ninth spot is the opposing Pitcher and Pitchers aren't typically very skilled at batting.
A starting pitcher who is removed cannot re-enter in either league, if he is removed from the game. It's rarely if ever done in Major League baseball, but if a pitcher is removed as a pitcher but placed in another position he can later return to the pitcher position.
Dan Bankhead was the first African-American pitcher to play in a major league game.
That would be Roger Clemens who won the American League MVP award in 1986.
Well in the American league it is required to have a designated hitter for the pitcher but if the pitcher were to pitch in the national league the pitcher is required do both
no... the only difference between American and national league is that there is a DH in the roster for American league and the pitcher doesnt bat in American league... other than that it is exactly the same
Satchel Paige for the Cleveland Indians in 1948.
Sparky Lyle had a total of 190 saves from 1970 to 1979 in the American league.
A pitcher other than the pitcher who is pitching in the game that's being played.
Yes, but then the pitcher would have to bat
There are no differences in the baseballs used on either league. The only difference is the American League has a Designated Hitter who bats for the pitcher, but the pitcher must bat in the National League. If a game is played between each league, the home team's rules apply.
There is no rule saying any pictures cannot bat. Usually (almost always) in American League games the pitchers do not bat and a designated hitter bats instead. When AL teams play in National league ballparks, they must play by NL rules and so the pitcher bats.