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Designated Hitter

Manager Tony LaRussa

Frank Thomas, Tony La Russa Inducted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

Two former Oakland Athletic ball club members were inducted into the baseball’s Hall of Fame.

07/27/2014

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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

David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox hits a double against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park on April 22, 2013 in Boston. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Do Punters And Designated Hitters Belong In Halls Of Fame?

David Ortiz led the Red Sox to an 11-4 win over the Mariners Wednesday night, becoming baseball’s all time leader in hits as a designated hitter. Are Ortiz’ accomplishments enough to get him in the Hall of Fame, where there are no designated hitters?

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/11/2013

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Hall Of Fame Giant, Athletic Cepeda Headed Back To Boston As Red Sox Honor DH

The DH is 40 years old this season, and Orlando Cepeda is headed to Boston next month to help celebrate the anniversary. He will be recognized at Fenway Park on May 8.

04/24/2013

Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants looks on during batting practice.   (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Bochy Ponders Who Giants DH Will Be For Game 3

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has been contemplating who to use as his designated hitter when the World Series shifts to Detroit for Game 3 on Saturday night .

10/25/2012

Hideki Matsui

A’s And Hideki Matsui Finalize 1-Year Deal

The A’s and free agent slugger Hideki Matsui finalized a one-year contract Tuesday after he passed a physical. The sides had agreed to terms during the weekend.

CBS San Francisco–12/14/2010

Jack Cust.

Former A’s DH Cust Appears Headed To Seattle

A person with knowledge of the deal says designated hitter and outfielder Jack Cust has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners.

CBS San Francisco–12/08/2010

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy speaks to reporters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bochy Undecided On Giants’ DH For Game 4

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he planned to sleep on his decision for a designated hitter for World Series Game 4 on Sunday.

CBS San Francisco–10/30/2010

Pablo Sandoval celebrates a home run

Sandoval To Start At Designated Hitter For Giants

Pablo Sandoval is set to be the San Francisco Giants’ designated hitter in Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night.

CBS San Francisco–10/29/2010