Machine Design

Virtual pitcher throws real heat

Not content to rest on their laurels, the 26-time world-champion New York Yankees have purchased three PX2pitching simulators from ProBatter Sports, Milford, Conn.

Batters benefit from pitching that closely simulates the real thing.

The ProBatter PX2 pitching simulator does everything but scratch.

The simulators replicate major-league pitching by projecting a DVD-quality image of a real pitcher onto an 8 X 10-ft screen.

The on-screen pitcher winds up (or throws from a stretch) and the ball flies through a small hole in the screen, delivering virtually any type of pitch. Hitters face fastballs, sinkers, cutters, curves, sliders, and change-ups, delivered at speeds up to 100 mph. The machine delivers pitches to preselected locations inside and outside the strike zone with pinpoint accuracy.

ProBatter Sports,

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