Beginning in the 1973 season, American League teams were able to use a designated hitter. Ron Bloomberg of the New York Yankees was the first DH, and there have been many more players who have filled the DH position since then.
There is a constant debate about whether these players that only have an impact offensively are deserving of a spot in the Hall of Fame. Some great players have been DHs, and they have put up outstanding numbers during their career. Other players have become DHs after they were no longer able to play good defense.
The following list features the best DHs in MLB history.