MLBPA’s Tony Clark Says Universal DH ‘Gaining Momentum’ Among Players

Los Angeles Times

The endless debate regarding the universal designated hitter being instituted is apparently gaining momentum.

In fact, the idea of bringing the designated hitter to the National League is “gaining momentum”, according to MLBPA executive director Tony Clark (via’s Richard Justice).

“Twenty years ago, when you talked to National League owners about the DH, you’d think you were talking some sort of heretical comment. But we have a new group [of owners]. There’s been turnover. I think our owners in general have demonstrated a willingness to change the game in ways we think would be good for the fans—always respecting the history and tradition of the sport.”