The Revolutionary Speed Tracker Baseball

Speed Tracker Baseball

Though I never played Baseball as a child (us Brits tended to play a fun variant called Rounders), I remember seeing a baseball that could tell me how fast it was being thrown. Years later I was involved in a conversation about putting that technology in a tennis ball, only to be told that it could never work and that I must have imagined the baseball. And that was that.

Until I read through the Mattel 1987 Dealer Catalogue over at OrangeSlime.com where I found this, the Speed-Tracker Baseball!

It is normally around now I’d thrust a video in front of your eyes to show you it working but, alas, the internet fails me. In fact, finding anything more on this baseball is difficult so I’d love it if any of you could share memories of owning or using one of these.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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One thought on “The Revolutionary Speed Tracker Baseball

  1. Kurt says:

    Oh, man, I wanted this so badly when I was a kid. I used to go to the toy store and bounce it on the ground (they were sold unpackaged) to see how fast it went from my hand to the floor. Good times, good memories!

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