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Q: Which player bats instead of the pitcher in American League baseball games?
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Does the pitcher in a Major League Baseball game get to hit?

There are two leagues in American major league baseball, the American League and the National League. The American League has the designated hitter rule which allows for someone other than the pitcher to bat in the pitcher's place. The pitcher does not bat in the American League. The National League does not have the designated hitter rule. The pitcher does bat in the National League.


What is the diffrance in American league and national league in baseball?

The American League uses the Designated hitter, and the pitcher does not bat as in the National League.


What pitcher won the first playoff game in baseball's American League?

The answer is "Gene Bearden."


In American league baseball can pitcher also be the designated hitter?

A pitcher other than the pitcher who is pitching in the game that's being played.


Is the weight of a baseball different between the National league and the American league?

no... the only difference between American and national league is that there is a DH in the roster for American league and the pitcher doesnt bat in American league... other than that it is exactly the same


What does DH mean?

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


Can an national league teams use a dH instead of a pitcher to bat?

The only time a National League team can use a DH is when they are playing against an American League in their stadium (so the National League team would be visitors). The opposite is true for the American League.. if they are playing a National League team in their stadium (so the American League would be visitors) they are required to have their pitcher bat


Who is the Cy Young award given in baseball?

the cy young award is given to the pitcher of the year in the national league and the American league


In what league does the pitcher bat in?

The National League. The American League has a designated hitter.


Who was the first African American to pitch in the major league?

In 1947, Dan Bankhead became the first African American pitcher in Major League Baseball under the Brooklyn Dodgers.


Is the baseball batter can be any of the players in baseball?

Technically, yes.In the AMERICAN LEAGUE, the pitcher can bat, but is usually batted for with a designated hitter.In the NATIONAL LEAGUE the pitcher always bats,In both leagues, all the other players bat regularly.


What movie and television projects has Arthur Rhodes been in?

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Who is the best pitcher in the American league?

C.C Sabathia


How many baseball team are there in the American league?

22 baseball team in the American league


How many teams are in Baseball's American League?

There are 14 teams in baseball's American League.


In which league is there a designated hitter for the pitcher in MLB?

American League since 1973


Is joe Nathan Jewish?

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Are Baseball pitchers allowed to be at bat?

In the National Baseball League - the pitcher is not only allowed to bat - he is required to. In the American Baseball League, the pticher does not bat. He was replaced in that capacity many years ago by the "designated hitter".


How many baseball terms are in the American baseball league?

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What movie and television projects has Todd Stottlemyre been in?

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How many players does a baseball team has?

How many players on a baseball team? You have 9 on the field. In the American League you have a desinated hitter who bats for the pitcher. Natation the pitcher hits. In the MLB you have a 40 man roster.


What is the difference btween pitching in the American League and pitching in the National League?

The main difference between pitching in the American League and the National League is that in the American League, the Pitcher has to pitch to all nine batters. In the National League, the Pitcher has to pitch to nine batters as well but the batter in the ninth spot is the opposing Pitcher and Pitchers aren't typically very skilled at batting.


What movie and television projects has Eric Plunk been in?

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How many baseball team are in the American league?

There are 14 teams in the American League of Major League Baseball.1414 teams


Who was the first African American pitcher?

Dan Bankhead was the first African-American pitcher to play in a major league game.