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Trackman System to debut at Atlantic League All-Star Game

An automated ball-strike system will debut during the Atlantic League All-Star game on July 10.

One of the most anticipated components of Major League Baseball’s partnership with the Atlantic League is about to go into effect.

The automated ball-strike system (ABS) will be used for the first time during the 2019 Atlantic League All-Star game on July 10, according a league press release.

The league has tested the system at multiple ballparks throughout the season to work out any kinks or discrepancies. ABS will “leverage modern technology to provide a consistent strike zone to pitchers and hitters,” according to the release.

“The working relationship between MLB, ABS vendor TrackMan, the umpires, and our teams has been terrific,” Atlantic League President Rick White said in the release. “After carefully installing, testing, and tweaking the system to make the transmission of the information to the umpire quick and reliable, we feel ABS is ready for prime time.

In addition, the home plate umpire perform normal duties but ABS will assist in ball-strike calling.

The 2019 All-Star game will be played at PeoplesBank Park, the home of the York Revolution, with first pitch slated for 7:30 pm.

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Dylan is a sophomore journalism major at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and covers the Somerset Patriots and Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He is also the Sports Editor of Rider's student newspaper, The Rider News.
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