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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

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Why does the Silver slugger award given to the best pitcher in the NL and the best designated hitter in the AL?

Because pitchers do not bat in the American League ... they are replaced in the batting order by the designated hitter.

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