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Michaels07
08-14-01, 01:06 PM
What league instituted it?
What was it?
Who made the first appearance?
Do you still favor it?:cool: :) :D :gulp:

Gehrig
08-14-01, 01:08 PM
American
DH
Ron Blomberg
Yes

Winger03
08-14-01, 01:08 PM
The AL
The DH
Ron Bloomberg
No

Winger03
08-14-01, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by Gehrig
American
DH
Ron Blomberg
Yes

Mitch, is that all, where is the history lesson? By the way, Jim Bouton mentions the DH in Ball Four. Was there some experimentation with it in 1969, perhaps in during Spring Training?

yankeesrule2000
08-14-01, 01:33 PM
i favor the DH, because it gives a lot of players who cant play a position a chance to play..

Gehrig
08-14-01, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by Winger03


Mitch, is that all, where is the history lesson?

:lol:

And actually I HATE when Pitchers bat...a BIG waste of time...And judging by the 14-9 edge the AL has in WS wins since it's appearence in WS play in 1976, I'd say it is NOT a disadvantage to the AL stategy-wise...

I KNEW you were gonna say that !! :lol:

yankeesrule2000
08-14-01, 01:47 PM
i also can't stand when pitchers bat....

rke871
08-15-01, 04:33 PM
At first I liked the DH, but have come to think that the pitcher should hit. :)

Patrick Walden
08-15-01, 07:05 PM
I have the opinion that some palyers have left their defensive skills and conditioning slip becuase they know they can become a DH later in thier careers. Or some do not try to enhance their skills at all. I have nothing to base this on other then general observations.

What do you guys think?

MLBfan
08-15-01, 11:26 PM
I think that happens with to many position players also.

If a pitcher could hit, he wouldn't be a pitcher very long. That's why so many real good college pitchers become position players, they can hit.

I like the DH, it gives a chance for very good hitters to extend their careers.

Michaels07, I'm glad you said appearance, because Bloomberg was walked, therefore he was not the first DH'er since he didn't get credit for a "plate atbat".

bagger015
08-16-01, 01:09 AM
American League
DH
Ron Bloomberg
Either way for me. Both leagues should play by the same rules. :uhh: novel concept... :O