List of the most famous designated hitters, with pictures of the players when available. This list of greatest designated hitters is listed by popularity, so the most recognizable designated hitters are at the top of the list. People often debate over who the best designated hitter of all time is, so use this list to see who you might want to put in the running for that title. The historic designated hitters below may be currently active, while others have long retired from the game. Some of these players may be utility players, meaning they didn't always play designated hitter during their time in the MLB.
This list has everything from Miguel Cabrera to David Ortiz.This list answers the questions, "Who are the best designated hitters of all time?" and "Who are the greatest MLB designated hitters?"