Positions on a Baseball Team
Part of the Baseball For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Traditionally, each baseball team fields nine players, although a Major League Baseball team has many more than that on its payroll. One pitcher can’t pitch every game, and even the outfielders may need a break every now and again — after all, the regular season is 162 games. The following table lists the abbreviation and position for all nine players on a team:
American League lineups include a designator hitter who bats for the pitcher without taking a defensive position in the field. DH is the abbreviation for that slot.