Siri Can Answer Even More of Your Baseball Questions Just in Time for Opening Day

Siri is now a baseball savant: Apple’s personal digital assistant’s been refreshed in the cloud with official data on thousands of Major League Baseball players and historic baseball statistics. “Siri also knows the history and stats of 27 other pro, minor and international leagues,” writes CNET.

Apple expanded Siri’s functionality with sports scores way back in 2012, with the release of iOS 6. However, for the true fans of a particular sport, just asking what the score is probably isn’t enough. Apple giving Siri the ability to pull up records that go back many, many years is pretty great, and for anyone caught with a particular baseball trivia question, it sounds like Siri could come to the rescue.

However, as the original report notes, some of Siri’s responses are still not as full-fledged as others. For example, asking the digital personal assistant, “When was the last time the Yankees had a perfect game?” only brings up a general search query about the team in question, and not an actual answer. There’s still some work to be done, it seems, but Apple’s continuously working on improving Siri. In fact, the digital personal assistant is said to be a major tentpole feature in an upcoming version of OS X.

Siri gets this new data from multiple data providers, including MLB, Yahoo! Sports and Wolfram Alpha. These new sports-related features are available now in Siri on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and the fourth-generation Apple TV.


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