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The Designated Hitter Rule and the Distribution of Pitching Talent Across Leagues

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  • Robert D. Tollison

    (The John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA, rtollis@clemson.edu)

  • Octavian Vasilescu

    (The John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA)

Abstract

We examine whether the DH Rule in MLB led to the trade of better hitting pitchers to the NL.

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  • Robert D. Tollison & Octavian Vasilescu, 2011. "The Designated Hitter Rule and the Distribution of Pitching Talent Across Leagues," Journal of Sports Economics, , vol. 12(4), pages 448-463, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:jospec:v:12:y:2011:i:4:p:448-463
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    1. Akihiko Kawaura & Sumner La Croix, 2010. "The Designated Hitter Rule in Baseball as a Natural Experiment," Working Papers 201005, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.

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    DH Rule; Coase Theorem; trades;

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