A Camera System for Tracking Baseball Pitches

George Browning


Supervised by Hantao Liu; Moderated by Dr Katarzyna Stawarz

Since 2006, Major League Baseball has used a camera system, similar to cricket or tennis' Hawkeye, to track the speed and movement of a pitch to judge where in the strike-zone and how fast a pitch is thrown. Sadly, the technology does not exist outside of professional sport. The proposed project attempts to create an amateur-accessible version of this system that can track pitch speed and position and accurately call balls and strikes using only a single camera.

The project incorporates aspects of computer vision to recognise and track a baseball in a video. The system determines where in the strike zone a pitch was placed, whether the pitch was a strike, and how fast the pitch is. The project also provides analytical data visualisations about the pitches thrown.

Initial Plan (08/02/2021) [Zip Archive]

Final Report (14/05/2021) [Zip Archive]

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