So, I thought to myself, why bother with a DH if he's going to bat ninth? But it does happen. Doesn't it?
Indeed it does. It's already happened 12 other times this season. The player who most frequently started as a DH and batted ninth was Nick Johnson, who did it 26 times for the Yankees in 2002 and once more in 2003. Orlando Palmeiro did it 21 times for the Angels in 2000 and 2001. From now on, 2000-2003 will not be called "the Steroid Era", but rather "the #9 hitting DH Era."
The #9 DHs alltime. The list is best read when accompanied by banjo music.