48 years ago when Rochester saw its first “Designated Pinch Hitter”

On April 25th, 1969, at the Silver Stadium home opener, Rochestarians saw history. That day, Wing’s manager Cal Ripken gave the umpire a lineup card in which the 9th place hitter was not the starting pitcher, Marcelino Lopez, but  instead was Jim Campbell, penciled in as Designated Pinch Hitter. Most baseball fans know the American … Continue reading 48 years ago when Rochester saw its first “Designated Pinch Hitter”