The MLB's Top 5 Designated Hitters Since 1980

Joel Reuter@JoelReuterBRFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2009

The MLB's Top 5 Designated Hitters Since 1980

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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 18:  Edgar Martinez #11 of the Seattle Mariners looks out on the field during batting practice before the game against the Anaheim Angels at Edison Field on April 18, 2003 in Anaheim, California.  The Mariners defeated the Angels 8-2.

5. David Ortiz

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    OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 13:  David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox bats against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on April 13, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

4. Chili Davis

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    11 May 1995:  Chili Davis of the California Angels swings at the ball during a game against the Texas Rangers at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California.  The Rangers won the game 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport

3. Harold Baines

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    OAKLAND, CA - 1989:  Harold Baines #3 of the Chicago White Sox steps into the swing during a 1989 season game against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

2. Edgar Martinez

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    SEATTLE - MAY 6:  Edgar Martinez #11 of the Seattle Mariners hits the ball during the game against the New York Yankees at Safeco Field on May 6, 2003 in Seattle, Washington.  The Mariners won 12-7.  (Photo by Otto Greule/Getty Images)

1. Paul Molitor

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    1989:  Third baseman Paul Molitor of the Milwaukee Brewers swings the bat. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel  /Allsport

Honorable Mention

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 18:  Travis Hafner #48 of the Cleveland Indians at bat against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 18, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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