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    Pitchers Use New Technology to Stay Competitive

    They’re throwing a curve. MLB pitchers are turning to high-tech gadgets to improve their game, part of an athletic arms race against sluggers who are using video and data analytics to get more hits. Portable tracking systems boast high-speed cameras and multifrequency 3D radar to clock factors like spin rate, pitch type, true spin, ball path and velocity, allowing pitchers to change their throws in real time as they step off the mound. While technology’s nothing new for baseball, pitch-tracking is quickly becoming integral to training. 

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