Definition of designated hitter in English:

designated hitter

Line breaks: des¦ig|nated hit¦ter

noun

Baseball
A non-fielding player named before the start of a game to bat instead of the pitcher anywhere in the batting order.
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  • Primarily a first baseman and outfielder, he also played 62 games as a designated hitter.
  • Finally, there will be no designated hitters, and each team will have only two pitchers - a starter and a reliever.
  • Next are right fielders with 21 followed by left field, center field, third and second base, shortstop, catcher and designated hitter.

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