designated hitter

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a ballplayer who is designated to bat in place of the pitcher

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With the adoption of the designated hitter rule, pitchers are replaced at the plate by designated hitters who are far more effective batters and therefore more likely to be hit batsmen.
Scully presents detailed discussions of the effect on player performance of such rules as the number of strikes and balls, the height and distance from home plate of the pitcher's mound, the varying size of the strike zone, and most recently the designated hitter rule in the American League.
The name of this final, farcical act in the Gotterdammerung is well known: The Designated Hitter Rule. We now see all too plainly the result of the cheery, saccharine nihilism of Kuhn, Lee MacPhail and their ilk: an unprecedented increase of 22 percent in the number of home runs.
It is the owners, moreover, who have brought us the designated hitter rule, silly uniforms, and artificial turf.
Maybe after delivering a long and passionate soliloquy about veggie burgers or federal income tax or the designated hitter rule or other things that are plainly and demonstrably wrong and bad for America?
1973 -- The American League adopts the designated hitter rule.
The American League adopted the designated hitter rule in 1973.
Is the designated hitter rule finally on its way out with Major League Baseball?
JUST IN CASE NO ONE HAS NOTICED, it's time to suggest that the designated hitter rule, not long ago the ct of fierce bickering between boisterous advocates and raucous opponents, no longer arouses much emotion one way or another.
The estimated coefficient on the DH dummy variable loses its statistical significance when the additional observations are included in Trandel, White, and Klein's rate-difference equation and, while the estimated coefficient remains significant in the levels-difference equation estimated by us, the designated hitter rule is responsible for elevating the number of batters hit by pitches in the American League by only about 3% over the 1947-1997 period.
1971 _ Cleveland pitcher Steve Dunning became the last American League pitcher to hit a grand slam before the inception of the designated hitter rule in 1973.
Worst Hitter: Bob Buhl, who was a third starter behind Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette in the Milwaukee Braves' pitching rotation in the late 1950s, served as a strong argument for the introduction of the designated hitter rule. He had a lifetime batting average of .089 (76 hits in 857 at-bats).
Moral Hazard and the Effects of the Designated Hitter Rule on Hit Batsmen," Economic Inquirg 35:3, 1992, pp.
Gist of the argument can be expressed this way: "Either dump the designated hitter rule entirely or use it in both leagues."
The NCAA also decided that year to implement the designated hitter rule like that used in the American League.
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