Baseball's Designated Hitter Rule Turns 30 Today is the 30th anniversary of the American League's adoption of the designated hitter rule. NPR's Tom Goldman reports on how the rule has changed the game of baseball.
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Baseball's Designated Hitter Rule Turns 30

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Baseball's Designated Hitter Rule Turns 30

Baseball's Designated Hitter Rule Turns 30

Baseball's Designated Hitter Rule Turns 30

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Today is the 30th anniversary of the American League's adoption of the designated hitter rule. NPR's Tom Goldman reports on how the rule has changed the game of baseball.