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What is a designated runner in baseball?

A pinch runner is a baseball player substituted for the specific purpose of replacing a player on base. The pinch runner may be faster or otherwise more skilled at base-running than the player for whom the pinch runner has been substituted. The player who had to leave the game was free to return to play.

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Also, what is a courtesy runner in baseball?

The courtesy runner is a non-standard rule of baseball. The courtesy runner rule allows a team to substitute (as in, send in a pinch runner) for a catcher or pitcher whenever a catcher or pitcher reaches base, without the catcher or pitcher leaving the game.

Also, can a pinch runner enter the game? A pinch runner can be used at any base, and in certain situations, can even enter a game between bases when a player who is entitled to advance to a base without ability to be put out is unable to proceed to that base because of injury (rule 5.10(c)(1)).

Moreover, how many pinch runners are in a game?

Rule 7.14 references the “special pinch-runner.” The rule states: That once each inning, a team may utilize a player who is not in the batting order as a special pinch-runner for any offensive player. A player may be removed for a special pinch-runner one time per game.

What's the difference between a pinch hitter and a designated hitter?

If a team does not begin a game with a DH, the pitcher (or a pinch hitter) must bat for the entire game. The designated hitter may be replaced as DH only by a player who has not entered the game. If a pinch hitter bats for, or a pinch runner runs for, the DH, that pinch-hitter or pinch-runner becomes the DH.

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