Robot Umpires Debut In Atlantic Baseball League
Earlier this week, history was made in the sport of baseball as robot umpires were used during the Atlantic League's All-Star game.
According to the league's official website the league
offers an open classification of play, the highest level of professional baseball other than Major League Baseball. Atlantic League players are highly experienced professionals, having progressed through professional baseball developmental levels (A, AA, AAA). More than 40% of Atlantic League players have major league service time. Atlantic League clubs pay players to win baseball games, not apprentice in baseball’s developmental levels.
Many have questioned the reasons as to why the Atlantic League decided to use the umpires. According to reports the move came after a recent partnership with the league and Major League Baseball.
The recent historic game was profiled by the USA today earlier this week
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