On December 1, 1928 — 1928 – National League President John Heydler becomes the first person to propose a baseball rule change calling for a 10th man, or a designated hitter, to bat in place of the pitcher. The NL will vote in favor of the proposal, but the American League will turn it down.

It was not the actual first talk of DH Though. We cover that more in-depth on this podcast.


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