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Sports Technology: Baseball Telecasts Technology, Instant Replay, Hawk-Eye, 1st & Ten, Goal-Line Technology, Lzr Racer, Skycam, Foxtrax Source Wikipedia

Sports Technology: Baseball Telecasts Technology, Instant Replay, Hawk-Eye, 1st & Ten, Goal-Line Technology, Lzr Racer, Skycam, Foxtrax

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Published May 7th 2013
ISBN : 9781156795064
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36 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: 1st & Ten (graphics system), Altitude tent, Automated Boxing Scoring System, Baseball telecastsMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: 1st & Ten (graphics system), Altitude tent, Automated Boxing Scoring System, Baseball telecasts technology, Cooling vest, Cyclops (computer system), Desso GrassMaster, FoxBox (sports), FoxTrax, Goal-line technology, Hawk-Eye, Hot Spot (cricket), Instant replay, LZR Racer, MacCAM, NHK Twinscam, PointTracker, PVI Virtual Media Services, QuesTec, RaceCam, Rail Cam, Score bug, Shoe Goo, Side-By-Side (graphic), Skycam, Spydercam, Suspended athletic courts, Telestrator, Vanishing spray, Virtual advertising, Win probability. Excerpt: The following is a chronological list of the technological advancements of Major League Baseball television broadcasts: On August 26, the first ever Major League Baseball game (the Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds from Ebbets Field) was televised by W2XBS, an experimental station in New York City which would ultimately become WNBC-TV. Red Barber called the game without the benefit of a monitor and with only two cameras capturing the game. One camera was on Barber and the other was behind the plate. Barber had to guess from which light was on and where it pointed. In 1939, baseball games were usually covered by one camera providing a point-of-view along the third base line. On August 11, 1951, WCBS-TV in New York City televised the first baseball game (in which the Boston Braves beat the Brooklyn Dodgers by the score of 8-1) in color. On October 3 of that year, NBC aired the first coast-to-coast baseball telecast as the Brooklyn Dodgers were beaten by the New York Giants in the final game of a playoff series by the score of 3-1 (off Bobby Thomsons now-legendary home run). 1955 marked the first time that the World Series was televised in color. On July 23, 1962, Major League Baseball had its first satellite telecast (via Telstar Communications). The telecast included portion of a contest between the Chicago Cubs vs. the Philadelphia Phillies from Wrigley Field with Jack Brickhouse commentating on WGN-TV. By 1969, the usage of chroma key (in which the commentators would opening up a telecast by standing in front of a greenscreen composite of the stadiums crowds) became a common practice for baseball telecast. In the bottom of the 12th inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series at Bostons Fenway Park, Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk was facing Cincinnati Reds pitcher Pat Darcy. Fisk then hit a pitch down the left field line that appeared to be heading to foul territory. The enduring image of Fisk jumping and waving the ball fair as he made his way to first base is ar