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Designated Hitters & The American League

Two dozen American League baseball team owners gathered in Chicago to change the game of baseball forever. When the seven-hour meeting was over on January 11, 1973, teams had permission to use designated hitters—a tenth player who would hit for the pitcher without forcing him out of the game.

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