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Manfred With Boomer & Carton: ‘I Would Leave The DH The Way It Is’

Speaking with WFAN co-hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, the commish explained that having the DH in the American League — but not in the National — is in fact healthy for the game.

06/15/2015

Bartolo Colon

Manfred On NL Not Adopting The DH: I Want To See Bartolo Colon Hit!

“Not having National League pitchers hit would deprive us of the entertainment that Bartolo Colon has given us this year,” Manfred said.

06/03/2015

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This Week In Baseball: It’s Time For The DH In Both Leagues

The debate over whether the DH should be implemented in all of baseball has come around again, this writer thinks it’s time for a change.

05/05/2015

Jackie Robinson (Photo credit should read  STR/AFP/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Is There A Correlation Between The DH And Integration?

There is no doubt that the National League (read: Dodgers) took the lead in 1947 in breaking the color barrier. However, it took more than two years for a second NL club to integrate.

06/03/2014

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Sports Verdict: How Would You Change Baseball? Instant Replay Vs. Designated Hitter

With several rule changes under consideration in MLB, two interesting prospects include expanding replay reviews in the game, and allowing the NL to exercise a DH option. If one were forced to choose either of these options, which would be best?

07/18/2013

Edgar Martinez #11 of the Seattle Mariners hits a grand slam home run in the eighth inning of Game four of the 1995 American League Divisional Series against the New York Yankees at the Kingdome on October 7, 1995. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: The Impact Of Baseball’s DH

To baseball purists, the designated hitter is an abomination of the game of baseball. For better or worse though, the DH has allowed sluggers (who may be aging or not-so-good at fielding) to play a pivotal part in the game since 1973.

WFAN–04/26/2011