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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.

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