JHUISI Executive Director and Baseball Enthusiast Develops Scheduling System for Baseball
If slamming a 90-mph fastball into the centerfield stands sounds tough, try scheduling a minor league baseball season.
Among the challenging questions: Did each team get the correct mix of home and away games? Are enough dates reserved for division rivals? Did each team get a fair share of lucrative weekend dates? Do required rest days follow rigorous road trips? And where is the work-around for that Sunday afternoon when a dog show is booked for the ballpark?
Major League Baseball has begun to get some high-tech help with scheduling. But for their 15 affiliated minor leagues, assembling the multi-team, multi-game calendar remains a tedious, time-consuming task that must be completed by hand.
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