Aberdeen IronBirds

Aberdeen IronBirds

Pitch Clock Operator & Stringer (Seasonal, Gameday)

Aberdeen IronBirds - Part Time
Aberdeen · MD
Technical Services: Statistics
The Aberdeen IronBirds, Advanced-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, are seeking a part-time Field Timing Coordinator (pitch clock operator) and Stringer Operator. Pitch clock operation and Stringer operation responsibilities will be on separate days and will not occur simultaneously. The role will be gamedays only, and the ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the game of baseball.

  • Complete Pitch clock operator and Stringer trainings satisfactorily as issued by Major League Baseball 
  • When acting as Field Timing Coordinator (Pitch Clock operator):
    • Pay close attention to the ongoing baseball game to provide accurate and timely pitch clock operation between pitches, batters, innings, and during pitching changes
    • Communicate via radio with umpires for in-game special circumstances
  • When acting as Stringer:
    • Pay close attention to the ongoing baseball game to provide accurate data input for the live feed distributed through MiLB.com and the MiLB First Pitch app. 
    • Accurately mark plays as they occur, including pitches, batted balls and outcomes, outs, and all other in-game elements. 
    • Collaborate closely with other members of the baseball operations department within the gameday Press Box environment, including the Pitch Clock Operator, Official Scorer, Director of Creative Services, and others
  • Communicate issues effectively with peers and supervisors to provide accurate and professional service to the club's gameday staff

  • A detailed and thorough knowledge of baseball rules and play
  • Maintain professionalism and decorum during the game, including the ability to remain unbiased in the operation of the pitch clock and stringer data feed
  • Communicate effectively with other gameday staff including umpires 
  • Sit and/or stand for up to 4 hours at a time 
  • Remain attentive to the game for its entire duration
  • Complete, when necessary, the written or digital post-game report for Stringer or Pitch Clock

Job Questions:

  1. How many IronBirds games are you able to work in the remainder of the 2024 season?

  2. Have you played or coached competitive baseball or softball at the high school or equivalent level?