‘Robot Umpires’ Debut in Independent Atlantic League

There's no timeline yet on when the technology will be used in the majors.

  • Published 11 July 2019

YORK, Pa. (AP) — "Robot umpires" have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes at its All-Star Game. Plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an earpiece connected to an iPhone in his pocket and relayed the call upon receiving it from a TrackMan computer system that uses Doppler radar. He crouched in his normal position behind the catcher and signaled balls and strikes.… Read at AP News