The Best Designated Hitters in Baseball History

The Best Designated Hitters in Baseball History

In 1973, the American League introduced the designated hitter to replace the pitcher in the batting order. The designated hitter, or DH, is the only position in baseball that never goes out on the field to play defense. There aren’t many players that are full-time DHs, but of those who did play most of their games at DH, there are some outstanding hitters who helped to make their teams great. The following are my picks for the greatest designated hitters of all time.

david ortizThe greatest DH so far in history has got to be David Ortiz. “Big Papi” holds the record for hits, RBI and home runs at the DH position. He hit 480 home runs as DH! He has three World Series rings, all with the Boston Red Sox. David Ortiz may become the first player who played the majority of their games at DH inducted into Read the rest