You’ve probably already heard about the controversy in New York, with Jorge Posada taking himself out of the game after he was entered into the lineup in the nine-hole as the DH.
Well since rain has washed away baseball here in Cleveland I figured I’d toy around with some stats relating to the controversy…
- There have been 570 instances of a DH batting 9th.
- The Orioles are the leader with 87 led by Jerry Hairston with 19 games and former Indian Mike Young with 18.
- Former Yankee (and very briefly an Indian in spring training) Nick Johnson is the career leader with 27 games batting 9th as the DH. 28 of those games came in 2002.
- The Tribe has had 15 games with the DH batting 9th, led by Jason Dubois with four in 2005. Here’s the full list:
|Ben Francisco||2009-05-04||CLE||TOR||W 9-7||6||5||1||1||0||0||0||0||DH|
|Kelly Shoppach||2009-04-29||CLE||BOS||L 5-6||5||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||DH|
|Jason Dubois||2005-08-02||CLE||NYY||W 6-5||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||DH|
|Jason Dubois||2005-07-25||CLE||OAK||L 4-13||4||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||DH|
|Jason Dubois||2005-07-24||CLE||SEA||W 6-3||4||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||DH|
|Jason Dubois||2005-07-23||CLE||SEA||W 4-3||3||3||1||1||0||0||1||1||DH|
|Coco Crisp||2004-04-28||CLE||CHW||L 8-9||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||DH|
|Coco Crisp||2004-04-07||CLE||MIN||W 11-4||5||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||DH|
|Shawon Dunston||1998-07-03||CLE||KCR||W 2-1||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||DH|
|Shawon Dunston||1998-05-10||CLE||TEX||L 3-5||3||3||1||1||1||0||0||0||DH|
|Shawon Dunston||1998-05-09||CLE||TEX||L 3-7||3||3||1||1||1||0||0||0||DH|
|Ruben Amaro||1995-07-07||CLE||SEA||L 3-5||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||DH|
|Ruben Amaro||1994-08-08||CLE||TOR||W 6-1||4||4||1||1||0||0||1||1||DH|
|Tony Perezchica||1992-05-09||CLE||MIN||L 5-10||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||DH|
|Otis Nixon||1985-09-01||CLE||MIL||W 11-4||5||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||DH|