A new generation of cameras and motion-capture maneuvers are redefining America’s pastime.
Baseball has always been as much a science as it is a sport: A sportswriter introduced the box score in 1859, and 30 years ago, the Padres’ Tony Gwynn pioneered video as a tool to improve his swinging. Today, Major League Baseball’s commitment to technology is changing the game for devotees, musicians, and coaches. In February, the MLB announced a pilot program for new rules and equipment, including a camera- and radar-based replacement for home-plate adjudicators. Now are five innovations squads are adopting to gain insight into player performance.
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