there is a designated hitter in the American league because the pitchers don't bat so they take there spots
yes, in the American League
Because pitchers do not bat in the American League ... they are replaced in the batting order by the designated hitter.
9 in the National League and 10 in the American League (because of the designated hitter).
The American League uses a designated hitter. Some exceptions: If an American League team plays at a National League Park (Yankees play at Shea Stadium or the new Citi Field against the Mets) then the American League team can't use a Designated Hitter. If a National League team plays at an American League Park (Mets play at Yankees Stadium) then the National League team is allowed to use a designated hitter.
The American League introduced the DH in 1973.
American League since 1973
The National League. The American League has a designated hitter.
Nobody .... although the American League implemented the designated hitter in 1973, there was no DH allowed in the World Series until 1976.
Because of the designated hitter rule. If they are playing an interleague or postseason away game, they must hit
Only if the home team is from the American League.
In the National League, the pitcher is already in the batting lineup. He cannot pinch-hit for anybody else, because he would be batting out of order. In the American League, the designated hitter bats for the pitcher. If the pitcher was to bat, he would only be allowed to bat for the designated hitter, and that would remove the Designated Hitter rule for the remainder of the game. The rest of the game would have to be played normally, where the pitcher bats in the designated hitter's spot. This would not be a good idea, since most designated hitters are good hitters.
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
It means designated hitter in baseball, the DH hits for the pitcher in the American league
if its in a American league stadium yes national league no
The Cleveland Indians' Trevor Bauer had to bat on April 6, 2013 against the Tampa Bay Rats because their Designated Hitter was Carlos Santana and they had to move him to Catcher because of them needing to remove Lou Marson, their Starting Catcher from the game. Because they had moved their Designated Hitter to a field position, that voids the Designated Hitter option for the rest of the game for the Indians so the Pitcher has to bat unless they use a Pinch Hitter.
The American League uses the Designated hitter, and the pitcher does not bat as in the National League.
The designated Hitter was adopted by the American League in 1973.
The designated hitter rule was put in effect in 1973.
José Morales - designated hitter - was born on 1944-12-30.
Randy Johnson - designated hitter - was born on 1958-08-15.
No. DH is still being used by AL in the playoffs.