Wednesday, September 7, 2011

133. Extra base-hitter

This may need some explanation.  Baseball used to require that every player had to play defense.  Then in 1973, the American League (A.L.), wanting to create more scoring, allowed teams to play a "Designated Hitter" (DH) who batted for the pitcher (usually the team's worst hitter.)

A player who needed no mitt
(Since he just couldn't field worth a shit)
Joined a team in A.L.
Where they let him excel
As DH 'cause he really could hit.

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