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Baseball history made: Inside the debut of robot umpires

Baseball history made: Inside the debut of robot umpires

CLOSE PA announcer at Atlantic League All-Star game directs fans to computer technology used to call balls and strikes and plate umpire Brian deBrauwere discusses his role. (July 10) AP, AP It came on the first pitch in an all-star game in York, Pennsylvania, in a front of a few thousand fans. York Revolution starting pitcher Mitch Atkins fired a fastball

'Robot umpires' debut in independent Atlantic League

'Robot umpires' debut in independent Atlantic League

Home plate umpire Brian deBrauwere, left, huddles behind Freedom Division catcher James Skelton, of the York Revolution, as the official wears an earpiece during the first inning of the Atlantic League All-Star minor league baseball game, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in York, Pa. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) "Robot umpires" have arrived. The independent Atlantic

Robot umpire aid debuts in minors as MLB watches closely

Robot umpire aid debuts in minors as MLB watches closely

Robots in baseball? That was the case Wednesday night in the Atlantic League All-Star Game, putting them one step closer to the big time. The plate umpire in the game at York, Pa., wore an earpiece that would relay whether a pitch was a ball or strike based on computer evaluation. The umpire then relays the call to the players and fans in attendance,