DH Coming to National League?
Is bringing the DH to the National League a good idea? Here are just a few numbers from last season that may show how much, or how little a difference it could make in game play.
- 1,472 # of pinch hitter at bats in the American League during the 2015 season
- 3,525 # of pinch hitter at bats in the National League during the 2015 season.
The second and most important stat I think is runs scored per game in both leagues. Some people say that the DH will bring more excitement to the National League because there will be an extra hitter in the lineup (as opposed to a pitcher) and it could possibly lead to more runs. This sounds like a sound theory seeing as pitchers usually aren't that great at hitting. Interestingly enough though, here are the # of runs scored per game in each league in 2015
- AL runs per game in 2015 = 4.39
- NL runs per game in 2015 = 4.11