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That was Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees in a game against the Boston Red Sox on April 6, 1973. He drew a base on balls.

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Q: Who was the first Designated Hitter in US Major League Baseball history?
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When did the designated hitter in Major League Baseball start?

On April 6, 1973, Ron Blomberg of the Yankees became the first designated hitter in Major League Baseball history, against Red Sox right-hander Luis Tiant. He walked.

Could Jackie Robinson the first black to pplay in major league baseball have watched a game having a designated hitter?

your mom is a designated hitter(:

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 is a designated hitter in Major League Baseball?

a player who hits but does not play the field.

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.

Which position in the united states game of baseball is not played in the national league?

Designated hitter.

How many players start a baseball team?

9 in the National League and 10 in the American League (because of the designated hitter).

What is a DH on a baseball roster?

DH stands for Designated Hitter. The Designated hitter does not play on the field defensively and is usually the strongest hitter on the team - such as David Ortiz and Frank Thomas. The national league teams do not have a DH

What is a designated hitter in baseball?

In the MLB, the American league games have a Designated Hitter that hits for the pitcher. It is also liek tht in college and maybe high school. In the MLB if the American league team plays an inter-league game at there stadium vs a National League team at home, the designated hitter rule is in effect. But if the American league team plays away vs the national league team, the DH is not in effect. In grade school baseball, the DH can hit for any player, even a position player. For example, on the Boston Red Sox, their common designated hitter is David Ortiz.

What does DH mean?

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

What regulation added more offensive punch to American baseball league in 1973?

The designated Hitter was adopted by the American League in 1973.

Why is there a Designated Hitter the American league?

there is a designated hitter in the American league because the pitchers don't bat so they take there spots

What are changes in baseball?

The designated hitter. Used to replace pitchers in the batting order in modern baseball(only American League Teams).

Can you have a designated hitter in the national league championship series?

No. The National League only has a designated hitter if the NL team is playing an inter-league game in an AL park.

What is the dh rule?

The Rule fo the DH - or the Designated Hitter - is basiccally the fac tthat hte Designated Hitter shall bat in place of the pitcher int eh American League of Professional Baseball Franchises. For more information on the Designated Hitter, please see

Designated hitter in National League?

national league does not have the DH.

Which league uses a designated hitter?

The American League uses a designated hitter. Some exceptions: If an American League team plays at a National League Park (Yankees play at Shea Stadium or the new Citi Field against the Mets) then the American League team can't use a Designated Hitter. If a National League team plays at an American League Park (Mets play at Yankees Stadium) then the National League team is allowed to use a designated hitter.

Do baseball pitchers hit?

In the minor leagues pitchers do not come to bat. They all use the designated hitter rules. In Major League Baseball pitchers come to bat in the National League, they do not bat in the American League where the designated hitter rule is employed. During inter-league play, the All-Star Game and the World Series, pitchers from both leagues come to bat if the game is being played in a National League park.

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".

What professional baseball leagues don't use the DH?

The Designated hitter is allowed only in the American League and throughout the minor leagues.

What movie and television projects has Travis Hafner been in?

Travis Hafner has: Played Himself - Cleveland Indians Designated Hitter in "Sunday Night Baseball" in 1990. Played Himself - Cleveland Indians Pinch Hitter in "Sunday Night Baseball" in 1990. Played Himself - New York Yankees Designated Hitter in "Sunday Night Baseball" in 1990. Played himself in "Rome Is Burning" in 2003. Played Himself - Cleveland Indians Designated Hitter in "2007 American League Championship Series" in 2007.

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

American League since 1973

In what league does the pitcher bat in?

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

On this day in 1973 what happened in Fenway Park that was a first in major league history?

The first designated hitter was used. Ron Blomberg of the Yankees. He walked.

Is there a designated hitter in mlb?

yes, in the American League