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Computer to call balls and strikes in minor league

Mar 08, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire

NEW YORK (AP) - Get ready for strikes by robots.

No, overworked machines aren't walking out in a labor protest.

Computers will be used for ball/strike calls starting April 28 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 ...