All Bat, No Glove: A History of the Designated Hitter

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The basic elements of baseball remain essentially the same as they were when the first professional game was played in the 1870s. Changes in this sport--when they come--come slowly. In 1973, one of baseball's most drastic changes was legislated: American League owners voted to add one player to the traditional nine-man line-up, creating a "10-man game" in which a designated hitter (or DH) had a regular spot in the batting order, and he or a replacement for him batted for his club's pitcher(s) throughout the game. This ...

All Bat, No Glove: A History of the Designated Hitter 2004, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786419449

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