BATTER VS. PITCHER APP RELEASED, SEEKS TO END BASEBALL STATS ARGUMENTS ONCE AND FOR ALL
Worthington, Ohio – July 2, 2011 – Wave 39 LLC is announcing today the release of the Batter vs. Pitcher application for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
The application allows the user to investigate batter and pitcher match-ups for professional baseball games from the 1950 season up until the end of the 2010 season. Once a match-up is selected, the device queries a database of over 8 million at-bats stored on the phone as part of the application executable, and gives a statistical summary of the data.
From there, the user can then drill down into the data to see a list of the at-bats organized by game date, and upon selecting a particular at-bat, the user can see the specific details regarding that at-bat, including the pitch sequence if it is available.
In addition to the statistical review capabilities of the application, there is also a game mode that challenges the user to correctly identify the batting average of randomly selected batter vs. pitcher match-ups. This game mode can be played in either single-player or head-to-head mode.
“I have always wanted to do something powerful and cool with the Retrosheet data, and an iPhone app seemed to be a great way to accomplish that” said Brian Prescott, CEO of Wave 39 LLC. “But I also wanted to create an app that gives a different view into the data than other products out there, and the match-up mode of Batter vs. Pitcher does just that.”
The professional baseball data included with the Batter vs. Pitcher application is based on the Retrosheet play-by-play event data. Please visit www.retrosheet.org for more information on Retrosheet and their mission.
Pricing & Availability
The Batter vs. Pitcher application is available now for download in the App Store for $2.99.