designated hitter Tag Archive

Official Rules of NCAA-Level Baseball

NCAA 7-2b

If no designated hitter [DH] is listed on the starting lineup, the pitcher is automatically the DH and is considered two players. [OBR 5.11a1: If no DH is listed, the DH is lost for that game.]

Insider Report

Dealing with the DH: Two Case Studies on Waiting

What should a manager do when he notices that the opposing lineup card does not have a DH listed? If the umpire observes the error during the lineup card exchange, he can correct the problem. If not, the manager of the team who submitted a proper lineup card needs to have patience and remain mute […]

Insider Report

Interpretations of the DH Rule

Athletics third baseman Danny Valencia had to leave the April 20, 2016 game against the Yankees in the fourth inning due to a strained hamstring, which left the A’s in a bit of a pickle because A’s manager Bob Melvin did not want to play first baseman Mark Canha at third base. So Melvin opted […]

Academy Courses

The Designated Hitter

The Designated Hitter (TOPIC) The designated hitter (“DH”) rule is most commonly associated with the American League in Major League Baseball. The rule was implemented in the AL in 1973 and allows a non-fielding hitter to bat in place of the pitcher. Some amateur baseball leagues will even allow the DH to bat in place […]

Official Rules of Little League-Level Baseball

3.00 Game Preliminaries

3.01 – Before the game begins the umpires shall – (a) require strict observance of all rules governing team personnel, implements of play, and equipment of players; (b) be sure that all playing lines (heavy lines on Diagrams No. 1 and No. 2) are marked with non-caustic lime, chalk, or other white material easily distinguishable […]