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Computer to Call Balls and Strikes in Minor League

U.S. News

Computers will be used for ball/strike calls starting April 28 in the independent Atlantic League, where the distance between the mound and home plate will be increased by 2 feet to 62 feet, 6 inches for the second half of the season beginning July 12.


Computer to call balls and strikes in minor league

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Get ready for strikes by robots. Computers will be used for ball/strike calls starting April 25 in the independent Atlantic League, where the distance between home and first will be shortened by 3 inches. The ground between the mound and home plate will lengthen by 2 feet for the second half of the season beginning July 12. The 60-foot-6-inch distance between the front of the pitching rubber and the back point of home plate has been standard since 1893, but Major League Baseball reached a three-year deal to experiment in the Atlantic League, an eight-team circuit that occasionally produces big leaguers. Infield defensive shifts will be limited.


Automated strike zone coming to minors but a while from MLB

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. If a minor league player says an umpire is acting like a robot this year, he might be right. Computer umpires for balls and strikes are coming to a low-level minor league but are a while away from the big leagues. Major League Baseball plans to use Automated Ball-Strike technology (ABS) in eight of nine ballparks at the Low-A Southeast League, which starts play May 4 across Florida as minor league baseball resumes after a one-year break caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


Baseball: Hunter Greene strikes out 15, hits two home runs in Notre Dame victory

Los Angeles Times

Facing a must-win situation in the Mission League, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (14-6, 5-4) turned to junior standout Hunter Greene on Friday, and he delivered with his bat and arm against rival Crespi. Greene blasted a two-run home run to left field in the first inning and added a solo home run to right-center in the third. On the mound, he threw a one-hitter, striking out 15, in Notre Dame's 8-0 victory over the host Celts. The 16-year-old Greene was throwing fastballs in the mid-90s. Notre Dame has struggled in recent weeks to win with him on the mound, but Friday's performance was a positive sign for the final weeks of the regular season.


Wayne Rooney: After his 200th Premier League goal, watch three of his first Everton strikes

BBC News

Watch three of Wayne Rooney's early strikes for Everton after he netted his 200th Premier League goal v Man City.