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What does a DH mean?

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โˆ™ 2011-01-23 15:47:03

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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.

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