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Summer Lecture Series – MLB Umpires
June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In this talk, Dr. Baggett will outline some of the nuanced challenges that Major League Baseball home plate umpires face when attempting to correctly call balls and strikes—namely, pitch location and ball/strike count.
Aaron Baggett, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of Undergraduate Research at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. His research revolves primarily around two broad objectives: 1. To examine the perceptual and cognitive skills involved in Major League Baseball umpire ball/strike judgments and decisions, and 2. To develop statistical methodologies and computing processes for analyzing and visualizing MLB pitch-level data. Originally from Levelland, TX, Aaron and his wife Lisa R. Baggett, M.D. reside in Belton with their daughter, Rhett, and son Keller. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, listening to My Morning Jacket, and following the Miserable Men of Instagram.