DH

1 of 3

noun

plural DHs
DHed; DHing

intransitive verb

: to play as a designated hitter in a baseball game

DH

3 of 3

abbreviation

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Examples of DH in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Newcomer Joc Pederson, another lefty, is expected to consume most of the DH at-bats, but Grichuk could slide in there when matchups dictate. Jack Magruder, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 Starter Anthony DeSclafani and DH Carlos Santana are the cavalry hoping to keep the division flag in the Twin Cities. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2024 Last year, Joc Pederson’s 72 games at DH led the team, while the year before Tommy La Stella barely needed half that many (38) to lead the team. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 18 Feb. 2024 Atlanta then shipped him to the Angels a few days later. 2019: OF/DH Eloy Jiménez, White Sox Another cornerstone of Chicago's current roster was inked to a six-year, $43 million deal with two years of club options. Jared Ramsey, Detroit Free Press, 31 Jan. 2024 The Diamondbacks already have a 40-man roster filled with strong defensive outfielders, and Hazen said, depending on who ends up as the backup catcher, Gabriel Moreno could get some at-bats at DH against lefties, as could Emmanuel Rivera. The Arizona Republic, 31 Jan. 2024 Filling holes in the rotation, in the outfielder and the lineup with a lefty bat or two — perhaps at DH or first base — is not about haste. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Dec. 2023 As for what the team would do at DH, there was no concrete answer. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2023 Ohtani, who tore his UCL in 2018, also resumed DH responsibilities by May 2019 after having Tommy John surgery in the offseason. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1973, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of DH was in 1973

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“DH.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DH. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

DH

1 of 2 noun
plural DHs
DHed; DHing
: to play as a designated hitter in a baseball game
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