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During World Series games played in National League ballparks, National League rules are enforced, and the pitchers will both bat like any other position player. During World Series games played in American League ballparks, American League rules are in effect, and both teams have the option use a designated hitter and the pitcher will not bat if this option is taken. If, however, a DH is later put into a game as a position player, the DH option is then lost, and the pitcher must bat.

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The rules regarding Pitchers batting in the World Series for the National League and the American League are the same as the rules during the Regular Season and Postseason games, teams that play in National Park ballparks have to have their Pitchers hit while teams that play in American League ballparks are allowed to use a designated hitter so that their Pitchers do not have to hit however if a Designated Hitter is moved to a fielding position then the team forfeits the use of their Designated Hitter for the rest of the current game and the Pitcher is placed into the lineup.

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