Why Has No True DH Been Elected to the Hall of Fame — Yet?

By John Cronin

This article was published in the Fall 2018 Baseball Research Journal.

The Designated Hitter has been the way of life in the American League since 1973. With this extensive history, it prompts the question “Why has no true DH been elected to the Hall of Fame — yet?” Naturally, the next is “Will there be a DH in the Hall, and when and who will that be?” The Designated Hitter has been the way of life in the American League since 1973. With this extensive history, it prompts the question “Why . . .

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