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The designated hitter cannot be used for any other player but the pitcher. Use of the DH is optional. The manager must designate a DH prior to the start of the game; failure to do so forfeits the right to use the DH, and the pitcher must then take his turn at bat.

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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.


In what league does the pitcher bat in?

The National League. The American League has 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.


In the American league can the dh rule be optional?

Yes, but then the pitcher would have to bat


Who was the last pitcher to bat in starting lineup in American league game?

Andy Sonnastine


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


Did the pitcher use to bat in the World Series?

The pitchers bat in the world series when it's played in a national league park, they use a DH in an American league park.


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


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".


When did the pitcher have to start batting in the national league?

Pitchers have always taken their turn at bat in the national league. Only the American league has a "designated hitter". - bill


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.


Do American league pitchers bat?

There is no rule saying any pictures cannot bat. Usually (almost always) in American League games the pitchers do not bat and a designated hitter bats instead. When AL teams play in National league ballparks, they must play by NL rules and so the pitcher bats.

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