christianmordi
2 years ago1,000+ Views
One major thing that separates the NL from the AL, is that the NL makes their pitchers hit, while the AL uses a Designated hitter.
While some people like to see the pitchers hack away, many fans would rather see a more defined hitter up at the plate.
It seems as some owners and players have grown tired of the tradition as well, and are ready to add a DH in the National League.
A decline in offense and injuries to pitchers while hitting have stirred speculation the NL might be ready to embrace the designated hitter, which has been used in the American League since 1973.
Injuries to pitchers might also be a factor in weakening resistance to the designated hitter. Early last season, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright tore his Achilles while batting, which prompted Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer to call for the NL to adopt the DH.
But among National League owners, there's still resistance.
"We would like to remain real baseball," said Philadelphia Phillies chairman Dave Montgomery, who has been with the team for more than 30 years.

Should The NL Add A DH Position In The Batting Lineup?

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The NL is no place for DH. DH is just an excuse for old players to stick around well after they should retire. 9 players take the field 9 players bat, that's true baseball
2 years ago·Reply
@TylerDurso is right. Everyone in the lineup should have to bat. Designated hitters aren't there to play baseball, they're just there to hit. The NL should stick to playing the game like it was meant to be played.
2 years ago·Reply
I have mixed feelings about this one.....I sometimes feel like the AL is at a disadvantage if they are on the road at a NL team's stadium because their pitchers don
2 years ago·Reply
*don't get the practice time they need because it would be a waste of resources for them.
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