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Yes, but then the pitcher would have to bat

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Q: In the American league can the dh rule be optional?
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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.


Do college teams use the dh rule?

Yes, it is optional.


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.


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


How many players are on a Japanese baseball team?

9, just like in the U.S. The Pacific League has the designated hitter rule so there are ten with the DH and pitcher (like in the American League). The Central League does not used the DH.


What determines whos in the american league and the national league?

You normally look at if they have a DH or not. The DH, or designated hitter, is meant as a replacement hitter for your pitcher. These are normally your aging players who still have some power. If the team normally has a DH, then it is American League. If the team does not usually have a DH, then it is National League.


Do American league teams have to use a DH?

Yes


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.


What does DH mean?

It means designated hitter in baseball, the DH hits for the pitcher in the American league


Why does the National League not have a designated hitter?

They don't have a DH spot because in the American league the DH spot is someone batting for the pitcher because being so busy perfecting there pitcthing they don't have time to have batting practice but in the national league they still have the pitchers bat which fills in the dh spot its just a diffrent rule i think


What was Ron Bloomberg famous for?

He was the first DH in the American League


Can an American League pitcher bat?

The designated hitter cannot be used for any other player but the pitcher. Use of the DH is optional. The manager must designate a DH prior to the start of the game; failure to do so forfeits the right to use the DH, and the pitcher must then take his turn at bat.

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