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The game of baseball has changed yet stayed the same in the last 100 years. Referencing a famous quote from Field of Dreams, there is no better place than Fenway Park showing the constancy of baseball even as America has re-made itself over and over again in the last century since its’ opening. But technology has changed baseball, not just America.

This talk reviews how baseball has stayed the same and also managed to adapt with advances in sport science and equipment, with special demonstrations of how this has occurred in Fenway Park.


About the Speaker

Andy Andres

Andy Andres

Andy Andres teaches Biology and Mathematics at Boston University (mostly introductory courses in biology, physics, and human genetics), but also developed and teaches the highly successful MOOC “Sabermetrics 101: An Introduction to Baseball Analytics” to about 50,000 registered learners on the edX platform during its two runs in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 he was invited by Google to talk about Sabermetrics and Technology in his Talks at Google presentation.

He is the Founder and former Chairman of the Educational Resources Committee for the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), and winner of the SABR 2012 USA Today Sports Weekly Award for his research. As a Datacaster/Stringer for MLBAM, he is responsible for keeping score of games at Fenway Park for various Internet application like mlb.com’s Gameday and ESPN’s Gamecast. Professor Andres talks about the science of baseball in his TEDx talk: The Science of the Home Run, TedXYouth@Beacon Street. Andy lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife, the fabulous Kate Andres, and their three children, Maddie, Aubree, and Griffin.