There have been three pitchers to strikeout 20 batters in one game and one pitcher to strikeout 21 batters in a game. The three to strikeout 20 were Kerry Wood, Roger Clemens, and Randy Johnson. All three struckout all those batters in a nine inning game. The pitcher to strikeout 21 batters, Tom Cheney, needed 16 innings. Cheney's 21 strikeouts is the MLB record for strikeouts by a pitcher in a single game.
Baseball players, and also many other sports players tend to be superstitious. Because of that, many major league baseball players, including pitchers will wear a necklace for good luck. Other "good luck charms" are unseen, as they are hidden by their uniforms.
A DH is a designated hitter in baseball. The American League uses DH's to bat in the lineup so that the pitchers do not need to actually bat. In the National League there are no DH's and the pitchers must bat just like the other position players.
In Major League Baseball History 235 players have hit for the cycle.
The number of players on a major league team is 9, so if you don't count the pitcher, there would be 8. The American league also has a designated hitter (DH) who bats, but does not take the field on defense.
There is no height requirement for major league baseball players. I will add this observation though. Generally speaking most scouts recommend pitchers and first basemen to be 6 feet tall. There are exception's to this of course.
There have been over 16,000 players to play MLB baseball in its 130+ year history.
There are two "leagues" in Major League Baseball in the United States. The National League and the American League. The two champions of each league meet in the "World Series" each year. There are 25 players as "active" status on a professional baseball team at the major league level. About half of those players are pitchers and 5 of them are starting pitchers. Starting pitchers have a standard rest periods, so they do not play every game. The other pitchers also do not play every game. Out of the other non-pitcher players, only 8 in the National League and 9 in the American League start the game. If there are no substitutions, the "bench players" would not get a chance to bat. But, there maybe games in which all the relief pitchers and bench players go into the game due to extra innings and on very rare occasions, a call goes to a starting pitcher to coming as a relief pitcher. Even in these rare circumstances, those pitchers may never get a chance to bat and the other starting pitchers, getting ready for the next game certainly will not come into the game. In the American League, the rule called "the Designated Hitter" allows a team to choose a player that only hits for a certain position. Since pitchers usually do not practice hitting, they tend to be not very good hitters, so the Designated Hitter, or DH, is used for the pitcher. So, in American League games, the pitcher never gets to bat.
Generally there are 12 pitchers on the 40 man roster for a major league team.
In the minor leagues pitchers do not come to bat. They all use the designated hitter rules. In Major League Baseball pitchers come to bat in the National League, they do not bat in the American League where the designated hitter rule is employed. During inter-league play, the All-Star Game and the World Series, pitchers from both leagues come to bat if the game is being played in a National League park.
Both Pitchers: Whitey Ford from the New York Yankees and Hal Newhouser from his hometown the Detroit Tigers.
A search of www.blackbaseball.com, www.negroleaguebaseball.com, www.nlbpa.com (Negro League Baseball Players Association) and the Baseball Encyclopedia shows no mention of an Anthony Miller. Check out the sites listed above, they have great information.
Major league baseball players
Major League Baseball Players Association was created in 1966.
J.Sheffield, J.Dougherty, G.Grow
it depends, most of the time yes
60ft 6 inches
14 February - earliest report date for injured players, pitchers and catchers 17 February - earliest report date for all other players including World Baseball Classic position players 22 February - mandatory report date for all players