Designated Hitter

Jake Arrieta lays down a bunt. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: A Designated Hitter Seems Inevitable In The National League

The debate continues on as to whether the Senior Circuit should add a designated hitter.



Sports Verdict: How Would You Change Baseball? Instant Replay Vs. Designated Hitter

With several rule changes under consideration in MLB, two interesting prospects include expanding replay reviews in the game, and allowing the NL to exercise a DH option. If one were forced to choose either of these options, which would be best?


Adam Dunn

White Sox Slugger Dunn Gets 2nd Comeback Award

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn has been named the Players Choice American League Comeback Player of the Year.


Adam Dunn

Dunn Says He’ll ‘Go Home’ If He’s Not Enjoying The Game Anymore

White Sox DH Adam Dunn would quite literally take his bat and go home if he no longer derived pleasure from the game, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

Adam Dunn

Wisch: Stick A Fork In The DH – It’s Dunn

On Tuesday night, Adam Dunn went 0-for-4 (with two strikeouts). On Monday night, he went 0-for-4 (with three strikeouts). And on Sunday afternoon, he was 0-for-3 (with two more strikeouts).

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

Adam Dunn

Stone: History Says Dunn Will Break Through

Adam Dunn was one of the biggest free agent signings of the offseason. But after spending his entire career in the National League, there was some concern over how the slugger would transition from playing the field to be a full-time designated hitter.

670 The Score–05/24/2011

Frank Thomas

Big Hurt Says He Lost 20-Points Off His Career Batting Average

Former Chicago White Sox legend Frank Thomas has a career .301 batting average, but if he hadn’t spent so much time as a designated hitter, he thinks it could have been much higher.

670 The Score–02/24/2011

Kotsay Says DH-By-Committee Didn’t Fail

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Mark Kotsay wasn’t about to apologize for his 2010 season. Does the veteran designated-hitter/infielder wish he could have had a better start to the year? Absolutely. Maybe then what’s left of this […]