NO DESIGNATED HITTER FOR TWO WEEKS
The Syracuse Chiefs begin a two week period of playing National League teams with the designated hitter waived in favor of the pitcher for each team batting.
Todays starting pitcher CRAIG STAMMEN makes history as he comes to the plate in a Chiefs uniform. Not since September 4th, 1972 has a Chiefs starting pitcher been in the lineup and batted in a game.
Chiefs Wall of Fame inductee ALAN CLOSTER went hitless in three at bats in that game against the Rochester Red Wings.
The Chiefs return home on Friday, April 17th vs Buffalo and pitchers will bat during that entire series.