When did pinch hitting start?

When did pinch hitting start?

This eliminates one possible situation in which a pinch hitter may be more desirable. For statistical and scorekeeping purposes, the pinch hitter is denoted by PH….Pinch hit home runs.

Date June 19, 1963
Name Gates Brown
Team Detroit
Inning 5th Inning

Who invented the designated hitter?

Why was the DH Rule Created? Back in 1906, Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack began championing the idea of the DH. In the 1920s, National League president John Heydler began championing the idea of a designated hitter but again fell flat with other clubs.

What catcher caught the most no hitters?

The record for most no-hitters caught by a catcher is four, a record shared by Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz. Varitek caught no-hitters for Hideo Nomo, Derek Lowe, Clay Buchholz, and Jon Lester.

Who was the youngest person to hit a homerun in the World Series?

Andruw Jones
In the 1996 World Series, he became the youngest player ever to hit a home run in the postseason, and just the second player ever to homer in his first two World Series at bats….

Andruw Jones
MLB statistics
Batting average .254
Home runs 434
Runs batted in 1,289

Does the designated hitter have to hit for the pitcher?

In college baseball, NCAA rules state that the designated hitter must hit for the pitcher, but in many instances the pitcher is also a good hitter, and the coach may elect to let the pitcher bat in the lineup.

Does the American League have a designated hitter?

The designated hitter, used by the American League since its imposition as an experiment in 1973, came to the NL last year as one of many experiments during the virus-shortened 60-game season.

Who has the most perfect games in MLB history?

The feat has been achieved 23 times in MLB history – 21 times since the modern era began in 1901, most recently by Félix Hernández of the Seattle Mariners on August 15, 2012.

Has anyone pitched a no-hitter and lost?

Big Days in Astros History – April 23, 1964 – Ken Johnson throws a no-hitter… and loses! The big, easy-going, 230-pounder was told he had become the first pitcher in the annals of baseball to pitch a nine-inning no-hitter and lose.

Who is the oldest major league baseball player to hit a homerun?

On April 20, 2006, pinch-hitting with one out in the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres, Franco hit a go-ahead two-run home run, becoming the oldest player in Major League history to hit a home run.

How old is Chipper Jones?

49 years (April 24, 1972)
Chipper Jones/Age

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