Baseball List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters

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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?"
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Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
First baseman, Third baseman
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Ken Griffey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
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Reggie Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
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George Brett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman
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David Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, First baseman
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Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, First baseman
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Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, First baseman
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Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
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Eddie Murray is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, First baseman
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Carl Yastrzemski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
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Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman
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Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Right fielder
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Dave Parker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
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Jason Giambi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, First baseman
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Edgar Martínez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Third baseman
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Vladimir Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
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Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
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Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
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Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
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Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
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Ted Simmons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Catcher
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Adam Dunn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Outfielder, First baseman
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Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman
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Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
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Johnny Damon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Baseball Designated Hitters
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder