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Q: Do college teams use the dh rule?
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Do college teams used the dh?

Yes College baseball adhires to American league rules with a DH substituting in the lineup for the pitcher usually


Do American league teams have to use a DH?

Yes


Do the American league teams have an atvantage because of designated hitter rule?

No, the national league pitchers have to bat and all national league teams play by taht rule and all American league teams have a DH


When the American league and national league baseball teams play does the DH rule apply?

There is a DH if the game is played in the American League team's ballpark. There is no DH if the game is played in the National League team's ballpark.


What is a dh?

the DH stands for designated hitter. it is a player who does not play in the field and only goes up to bat. The game has 9 players that play in the field and bat but if you are using the DH rule one of those players (the worst hitter who is USUALLY the pitcher) does not hit and instead the DH hits for him. This rule is played in the American League of the MLB and not in the National League. During interleague play the home team is the the rules that they use. One major criticism of the rule is that a pitcher who does not hit can freely throw a ball at another teams batter without the fear of having a ball thrown at him. DH was always a pro rule but has started to filter down to college and high school and many people believe it is silly for kids to use a rule that essentially allows someone to not have to play the field and another to not have to hit.


What does a DH mean?

the DH stands for designated hitter. it is a player who does not play in the field and only goes up to bat. The game has 9 players that play in the field and bat but if you are using the DH rule one of those players (the worst hitter who is USUALLY the pitcher) does not hit and instead the DH hits for him. This rule is played in the American League of the MLB and not in the National League. During interleague play the home team is the the rules that they use. One major criticism of the rule is that a pitcher who does not hit can freely throw a ball at another teams batter without the fear of having a ball thrown at him. DH was always a pro rule but has started to filter down to college and high school and many people believe it is silly for kids to use a rule that essentially allows someone to not have to play the field and another to not have to hit.


Does the home team select whether or not the game allows use of the DH?

In MLB, games between two American League teams always use the DH and games between two National League teams do not use the DH. When a team from the American League is playing a team from the National League, the rules used are those of the home team's league. If the home team is an American League team, the DH is used. If the home team is a National League team, the DH is not used.


When did the DH rule take effect?

1973


What year did the DH start in college baseball?

they didn't


When the AL is at home during a world series can they use their DH?

Yes. Both the American League and National League teams use the designated hitter in A.L. ballparks.


Why is there no dh for the National league?

The owners of the National League have decided not to adopted the DH rule the way the American League owners have. As things look now, it doesn't appear as if the DH will ever be in the National League. Even in the American League, the DH is a recent addition. The American League (founded as a part of MLB in 1901) let their pitchers hit, just like the National League teams all the way til 1973.


Can a relief pitcher hit instead of the DH?

Yes. There is no obligation to use the DH in baseball. A somewhat confusing question. A relief pitcher can be used AS the DH. However normal DH rules apply and that player could not pitch in the game. A relief pitcher can pinch hit FOR the DH as well. That pitcher then becomes the DH and normal rules apply. I am pretty sure that a relief pitch that enters the game as a pitcher can not be inserted into the lineup for the DH but I could be wrong. Of course you don't have to use the DH but you can't use a relief pitcher in your lineup unless he's playing a position in the field. Yes. When you bring in the relief pitcher, you can at that time have him hit in place of the DH. You can also have him pinch-hit for the DH at a later point in the game. Note that in both cases, there is no longer a DH and all pitchers must hit. Baseball rule 6.10.


What is a DH on a baseball roster?

DH stands for Designated Hitter. The Designated hitter does not play on the field defensively and is usually the strongest hitter on the team - such as David Ortiz and Frank Thomas. The national league teams do not have a DH


In the American league can the dh rule be optional?

Yes, but then the pitcher would have to bat


When 2 AL teams play in a regular season game can one team decide not to use a DH and let the pitcher hit instead?

Yes. However once that is done the team loses the ability to use the DH and the pitcher must always be in the batting lineup for the rest of the game .


When did the American league teams start to play the National League teams?

1997 - Glenallen Hill was the first dh for the Giants vs. Rangers


Can a designated hitter be put into the field and pinch hitter become the new DH?

Once the DH takes a defensive position in the field, his team can no longer use a DH.


Why is there a dh in mlb all-star game played in a NL park?

The 2011 All-Star Game was the first Midsummer Classic to use the designated hitter rule in a National League park. The DH will be used in all future All-Star Games regardless of the site.


Year and reason baseball's DH created?

1973; the rule was added in an effort to increase scoring in baseball.


When does the pitcher have a chance to hit?

currently, only teams in the National league allow their pitchers to hit. The American League uses the DH (designated hitter) to bat for their pitchers. However, the DH is a very recent amendment to the game. Even the American League pitchers used to hit. The DH was instituted in 1973.


What is the dh rule?

The Rule fo the DH - or the Designated Hitter - is basiccally the fac tthat hte Designated Hitter shall bat in place of the pitcher int eh American League of Professional Baseball Franchises. For more information on the Designated Hitter, please see http://abolishthedh.stonegauge.com


What is the meaning of DH in baseball?

a DH only exists in the AL of the MLB. a DH is short for Designated Hitter. the DH hits for the Pitcher.


What are Missouri's largest cities?

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Is the norco Team DH or the Giant Glory DH better?

The Norco team DH is better


Can an national league teams use a dH instead of a pitcher to bat?

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