Baseball fans are fortunate to have plenty of great resources available to them when they get stumped on a factoid, but Apple is hoping there is room in your digital life for one more. The makers of the iPhone have been putting in work this offseason to bring Siri up to speed with its baseball knowledge.
Siri has already been there to help remind you when your favorite baseball team is scheduled to play, or whether or not they were winning a game currently being played when you are away from a TV. Now, thanks to some offseason training, Siri can help you out with some trivia.
It used to be if you asked Siri a question that was a tad more specific and in need of details, the digital voice would come back with some brief web results, usually referencing Wikipedia. But now Siri is getting a little smarter and sharing much more information for you. For example, I asked Siri how many home runs Barry Bonds hit and Siri came back not only with the correct answer (762 home runs), but also a plethora of other related information after pulling data from MLB.com and Yahoo.
Want to know the winner of the 1957 World Series? Siri has you covered…
It’s a neat little tweak for the baseball fan with an iPhone (or iPad) while watching a game, and it may not be much longer before the idea is expanded to other sports like football, hockey, basketball and soccer.