A non-fielding player named before the start of a game to bat instead of the pitcher anywhere in the batting order.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of designated hitter in:
- The US English dictionary