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In baseball, the designated hitter rule is the common name for Major League Baseball Rule 5.11, adopted by the American League in 1973. [1]

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American football

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

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American League

The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League (AL), is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada.

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American Legion

The American Legion is a U.S. war veterans organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Babe Ruth

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.

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Barry Bonds

Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.

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Base on balls

A base on balls (BB), also known as a walk, occurs in baseball when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls, and is in turn awarded first base without the possibility of being called out.

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Baseball

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding.

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Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, 2018

Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 2018 proceeded according to rules most recently amended in 2016.

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Batting cage

A batting cage (or tunnel) is an enclosed area for baseball or softball players to practice the skill of batting.

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Bill Giles (baseball)

William Yale Giles (born September 7, 1934 in Rochester, New York) is the honorary National League President, and chairman emeritus and former part-owner of Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies.

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Bob Gibson

Robert Gibson (born November 9, 1935) is a retired American baseball pitcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals (1959–75).

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Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Bud Selig

Allan Huber "Bud" Selig (born July 30, 1934) is an American baseball executive who currently serves as the Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball.

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Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Michael Yastrzemski (nicknamed "Yaz"; born August 22, 1939) is an American former Major League Baseball player.

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Central League

The or is one of the two professional baseball leagues that constitute Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan.

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Charlie Finley

Charles Oscar Finley (February 22, 1918 – February 19, 1996), nicknamed Charlie O or Charley O, was an American businessman who is best remembered for his tenure as the owner of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics.

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Chief Bender

Charles Albert "Chief" Bender (May 5, 1884There is uncertainty about Bender's birthdate. He was voted the SABR "Centennial Celebrity" of 1983, as the best baseball player or figure born in 1883. However, the SABR Baseball Research Journal for 1983 acknowledges that there are discrepancies in records about Bender's birth year, ranging from 1883 to 1885. 1884 is the figure most often given. – May 22, 1954) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball during the 1910s and 1920s.

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Chien-Ming Wang

Chien-Ming Wang (born March 31, 1980) is a Taiwanese former professional baseball pitcher.

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Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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College baseball

College baseball is baseball that is played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education.

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Commissioner of Baseball

The Commissioner of Baseball is the chief executive of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the associated Minor League Baseball (MiLB) – a constellation of leagues and clubs known as organized baseball.

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Connie Mack

Cornelius McGillicuddy (December 22, 1862 – February 8, 1956), better known as Connie Mack, was an American professional baseball player, manager, and team owner.

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Dan Driessen

Daniel Driessen (born July 29, 1951 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball infielder who played for five teams in his 15-year big-league career.

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David Ortiz

David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975), nicknamed "Big Papi," is a Dominican American former professional baseball designated hitter (DH) and occasional first baseman who played 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons, primarily with the Boston Red Sox, but also with the Minnesota Twins.

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Denny McLain

Dennis Dale McLain (born March 29, 1944) is an American former professional baseball player.

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Double switch (baseball)

In baseball, the double switch is a type of player substitution, usually performed by a team while playing defense.

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Earned run average

In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched (i.e. the traditional length of a game).

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Eddie Plank

Edward Stewart Plank (August 31, 1875 – February 24, 1926), nicknamed "Gettysburg Eddie", was an American professional baseball player.

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Edgar Martínez

Edgar Martínez (born January 2, 1963), nicknamed "Gar" and "Papi", is a former Major League Baseball designated hitter and third baseman and current hitting coach of the Seattle Mariners.

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Edgar Martínez Award

The Edgar Martínez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award, commonly referred to as the Edgar Martínez Award and originally known as the Outstanding Designated Hitter Award, has been presented annually to the most outstanding designated hitter (DH) in the American League (AL) in Major League Baseball (MLB) since 1973.

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Frank Thomas (designated hitter)

Frank Edward Thomas Jr. (born May 27, 1968), nicknamed "The Big Hurt," is an American former first baseman and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for three American League (AL) teams from 1990 to 2008, all but the last three years with the Chicago White Sox.

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George Brett

George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953) is a retired American baseball third baseman and designated hitter who played 21 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals.

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Glenallen Hill

Glenallen Hill (born March 22, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder.

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Globe Life Park in Arlington

Globe Life Park in Arlington is a baseball park in Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth.

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Hank Steinbrenner

Henry George "Hank" Steinbrenner IV (born April 2, 1957) is part-owner and co-chairman of the New York Yankees.

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Hideki Matsui

is a Japanese former professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter who played baseball in Japan and the United States.

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High school baseball in Japan

In Japan, Kōshien (甲子園) generally refers to the two annual baseball tournaments played by high schools nationwide culminating at a final showdown at Hanshin Kōshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan.

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High school baseball in South Korea

In Korea, high school baseball (고등학교 야구) is played at a very high level by students who train year round.

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History of the Philadelphia Athletics

The Oakland Athletics, a current Major League Baseball franchise, originated in Philadelphia.

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Houston Astros

The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas.

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Interleague play

Interleague play in Major League Baseball refers to regular-season baseball games played between an American League (AL) team and a National League (NL) team.

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International League

The International League (IL) is a Minor League Baseball league that operates in the eastern United States and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.

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Japan Series

, or is the annual championship series in Nippon Professional Baseball, the top baseball league in Japan.

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Jim Rice

James Edward Rice (born March 8, 1953), nicknamed "Jim Ed", is a former Major League Baseball left fielder and designated hitter who played his entire 16-year baseball career for the Boston Red Sox.

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John Heydler

John Arnold Heydler (July 10, 1869 – April 18, 1956) was an American executive in Major League Baseball.

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Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals are an American professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award

The League Championship Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is given in each of the two annual League Championship Series, for the American and National Leagues, to the player deemed to have the most impact on his team's performance.

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Lisfranc ligament

The Lisfranc ligament is one of several ligaments which connects medial cuneiform to the second metatarsal.

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Little League Baseball

Little League Baseball and Softball (officially, Little League International) is a nonprofit organization based in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States, which organizes local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world.

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Luis Tiant

Luis Clemente Tiant Vega (born November 23, 1940) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) right-handed starting pitcher.

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Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.

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Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also known as the "Midsummer Classic", is an annual professional baseball game sanctioned by Major League Baseball (MLB) contested between the All-Stars from the American League (AL) and National League (NL), currently selected by fans for starting fielders, by managers for pitchers, and by managers and players for reserves.

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Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award

The Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) is an annual Major League Baseball (MLB) award given to one outstanding player in the American League and one in the National League.

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Minor League Baseball

Minor League Baseball is a hierarchy of professional baseball leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball (MLB) and provide opportunities for player development and a way to prepare for the major leagues.

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Montreal Expos

The Montreal Expos (Les Expos de Montréal) were a Canadian professional baseball team based in Montreal, Quebec.

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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions and conferences.

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National Federation of State High School Associations

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the body that writes the rules of competition for most high school sports and activities in the United States.

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National League

The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, known simply as the National League (NL), is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada, and the world's oldest current professional team sports league.

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New York Yankees

The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx.

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Nippon Professional Baseball

or NPB is the highest level of baseball in Japan.

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Pacific Coast League

The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a Minor League Baseball league operating in the Western, Midwestern, and Southeastern United States.

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Pacific League

The or is one of the two professional baseball leagues constituting Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan.

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Paul Molitor

Paul Leo Molitor (born August 22, 1956), nicknamed "Molly" and "The Ignitor", is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player and current manager of the Minnesota Twins, who is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Peroneus longus

In human anatomy, the peroneus longus (also known as fibularis longus) is a superficial muscle in the lateral compartment of the leg, and acts to evert and plantarflex the ankle.

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Pinch hitter

In baseball, a pinch hitter is a substitute batter.

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Pinch runner

A pinch runner is a baseball player substituted for the specific purpose of replacing a player on base.

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Pitcher

In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk.

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Plate appearance

In baseball statistics, a player is credited with a plate appearance (denoted by PA) each time he completes a turn batting.

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Position player

In baseball, a position player is a player who on defense plays as an infielder, outfielder, or catcher.

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Professional baseball

Professional baseball is played in leagues throughout the world.

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Rawlings Gold Glove Award

The Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to as the Gold Glove, is the award given annually to the Major League Baseball players judged to have exhibited superior individual fielding performances at each fielding position in both the National League (NL) and the American League (AL), as voted by the managers and coaches in each league.

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Road (sports)

A road game or away game is a sports game where the specified team is not the host and must travel to another venue.

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Rob Manfred

Robert D. Manfred Jr. (born September 28, 1958) is an American lawyer and business executive who is the tenth and current Commissioner of Baseball.

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Ron Blomberg

Ronald Mark Blomberg (born August 23, 1948), nicknamed Boomer, is an American former professional baseball player and minor league manager.

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Ruly Carpenter

Robert Ruliph Morgan "Ruly" Carpenter III (born 1940) was the principal owner and president of the Philadelphia Phillies from 1972 to 1981.

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San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants are an American professional baseball franchise based in San Francisco, California.

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Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington.

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Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated is an American sports magazine owned by Meredith Corporation.

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Spring training

In Major League Baseball (MLB), spring training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season.

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Texas Rangers (baseball)

The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

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USA Today

USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.

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World Series

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team.

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World Series Most Valuable Player Award

The Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award is given to the player deemed to have the most impact on his team's performance in the World Series, which is the final round of the Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason.

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1976 World Series

The 1976 World Series matched the defending champions Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat, avenging their 1939 and 1961 World Series losses to the Yankees in the process.

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1985 World Series

The 1985 World Series began on October 19 and ended on October 27.

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1986 World Series

The 1986 World Series was the 83rd edition of Major League Baseball's championship series, and the conclusion of the 1986 Major League Baseball season.

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2013 Major League Baseball season

The 2013 Major League Baseball season started on March 31 with a Sunday night game between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designated_hitter

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