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Designated hitters, such as David Ortiz on the Red Sox, only bat. They do not have to play on the field.

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Compare the batting averages of baseball pitchers vs baseball designated hitters?

A good batting average for a pitcher would be .200. Pitchers rarely hit home runs and drive in runs. No one with an average of .200 would be a designated hitter. Most designated hitters are power hitters that knock in a lot of runs.


What is The tenth player in a baseball lineup who is the designated hitter?

The designated hitter is the tenth player in a baseball lineup. Designated hitters are players that do nothing but bat. They bat in the place of one of the team's player who is out in the field. For teams with designated hitters its always the pitcher that the DH bats in place of as so the pitcher can completely focus on pitching, but technically it could be any player.


Do they use designated hitters in the world series?

Only when the american league team is the home team


How many designated hitters have won MVP of a World Series?

1, Hideki Matsui in 2009.


Can a pitcher playing pinch hit?

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.


Who was the designated hitter for the New York Yankees in 1977?

In 1977, Carlos May played the most games as the designated hitter for the Yankees. Cliff Johnson, Jim Wynn and Dave Kingman were also designated hitters during the season.


Can MLB teams have designated hitters in NLCS?

No. But yes in the World Series, but only in games played in AL parks.


What was cc sabathias at-bat song?

Sabathia doesn't have an at-bat song because he's a pitcher. That's what designated hitters are for.


What determines the designated hitter in the World Series?

World Weries games played in the American League team's home field will allow designated hitters, those played in the National League team's home field will not have DH's.


What is the total number of players on both teams in a baseball game?

18 or 20 players depending on if the game allows designated hitters or not.


How many players are in a starting lineup in baseball?

The number of players of a baseball team that are starters depends on whether or not the league uses designated hitters. If the league does not use designated hitters, each team's starting lineup will include 9 players. (Catcher, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, shortstop, pitcher, left field, right field, and center field). If the league does use designated hitters, each team's starting lineup will include 10 players. (Catcher, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, shortstop, pitcher, left field, right field, center field, and the designated hitter). In each case, however, each team's batting lineup will always include 9 players. In DH friendly leagues, generally it is the pitcher that does not bat (although technically any player could be replaced by the designated hitter) and is replaced by the DH. In DH unfriendly leagues, the pitcher is not replaced and receives at-bats.


Who are the players that have been designated hitters for the Cleveland Indians?

The players that have been designated hitters for the Cleveland Indians would include ones such as Nick Swisher, Jason Giambi, Ryan Raburn, Eddie Murray, Rico Carty, Andre Thorton, Travis Hafner, Jim Thome, David Justice, John Ellis, Chris James, Cliff Johnson, Oscar Gamble, Richie Sexson, Ellis Burks, Joe Charboneau, Ron Kittle, Reggie Jefferson, Johnny Grubb and David Segui.


If a batter is hurt during a at bat not from the ball can a designated batter relief during the at bat?

Yes, the hitter coming in would just have to assume the original hitters count.


Def designated units do what?

DEF designated units


What is the synonym of designated?

The synonym of designated is specific


What is designated response?

designated response is a party of which you designated it. it true. response a responsible kid. it is true.


What does a setter do in volleyball?

a setter is in charge of setting (pushing the ball up in the designated place) so that one of the hitters can make an attack on the other side of the court. Setter is in charge of getting the second ball every time it is on their side.


How many people are on the red sox?

As of Fri. Sept. 3rd they're active roster has 28 players (pitchers,catchers,infielders,outfielders,designated hitters). But they're 40-man roster has even the hurt or suspended players.


What do DEF designated units do?

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Do you have to be licensed to be a designated driver?

no, you decide if your going to be the designated driver or not


When was Designated Drinker created?

Designated Drinker was created in 2000.


When was Designated Targets created?

Designated Targets was created in 2005.


What is another word for designated?

To be designated means to be appointed or assigned to a specific task or position. Other synonyms for designated are delegated, selected, or chosen.


Why were the Romans often unable to peacefully transfer power from one emperor to the next and kinds of problems did this cause?

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What is a player who is designated to bat in place of the pitcher called?

Designated Hitter.