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This site serves to aide the designated hitter debate in Major League Baseball by presenting an option that until now has been left off the table: decreasing hitting lineups from 9 players to 8.

The use of the DH is not without controversy.  So too is allowing pitchers to hit in the National League.  Both, though, operate under the assumption that baseball must have nine hitters.  This site questions that assumption.

My case is laid out in four essays.  First, I explain why pitchers hitting is an unworthy option.  I then do the same for the DH.  Next, I argue that the leagues playing under different sets of rules is necessarily bad.  Finally, I present a plan of implementation for the solution to all three problems that the DH debate gives us: the solution of the 8 man lineup.



By the way, I’m Tom Lyons.  I live near Madison, WI with my wife and children.  I work in banking by day, and I’m a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox.  I can be reached at

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