Definitions for "Designated Hitter"
Keywords:  pitcher, hitter, lineup, bat, baseball
A player who bats in place of a designated teammate in the batting lineup.
The Designated Hitter, or 'DH', is a player in a team's lineup that has a turn at-bat but does not have to play the field. In Baseball Mogul, this player automatically bats for the pitcher. The Designater Hitter was added in the American League in 1973. In games during or after the 1973 season, Baseball Mogul will use the DH for all games taking place in American League stadiums (unless you change this setting in the League Editor).
a ballplayer who is designated to bat in place of the pitcher