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When DHs just don't hit

Cheer up, Mariners fans, Jose Vidro isn't the worst designated hitter in history ... well, not yet. Story

Updated: July 14, 2008, 3:24 PM ET
By Jim Baker | Special to Page 2

Baseball's greatest irony has to be the designated hitter who doesn't hit. Though a pitcher who doesn't perform might seem the non-hitting DH's equal, it must be remembered that the DH position is a relatively recent (1973) addition to the game and often is reserved for those who can't help in the field. To fail in that capacity is to reverse-Peter Principle your way out of the games.

Which brings us to the 2008 Seattle Mariners. Through Friday's games, Seattle's DH corps, led by ...

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