Baseball All Bat, No Glove: A History of the Designated Hitter

Rating 5.0
1 rating
LOW STOCK: Only 1 copy left
List Price: $35.00
SALE PRICE: $24.95
You Save: $10.05 (29% Off)
Special Order Item: Usually ships in 1-2 weeks
Item:  BK 9685

Book Details

  • 219 Pages
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company

Authors:

Author:

Description by OLDIES.com:

The basic elements of baseball remain essentially the same as they were when the first professional game was played in the 1870s. Changes in this sport - when they come - come slowly. In 1973, one of baseball's most drastic changes was legislated: American League owners voted to add one player to the traditional nine-man line-up, creating a "10-man game" in which a designated hitter (or DH) had a regular spot in the batting order, and he or a replacement for him batted for his club's pitcher(s) throughout the game. This change to baseball rules was approved in the hopes that DH's would provide a spark for the AL's sagging offenses; an explosion in hits, homers and runs would draw more people to their ballparks and enable their clubs to surpass the National League in the annual attendance race. This work offers a fascinating exploration of the history and place of the designated hitter in the major leagues.
McFarland & Company

Customers' Ratings & Reviews:

Be the first Customer to write an online review of this product!

Similar Products:

Product Groupings:
Product Series:

Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 75,828
  • ISBN: 078641944X
  • International Shipping: 2 items

Top ranking Book: