The Boston Red Sox Win the 2018 World Series in 5 Games
– JUST LIKE STRAT-O-MATIC CALLED IT.
Strat-O-Matic Media, LLC’s 2018 World Series Simulation accurately predicts the Red Sox winning in 5.
Glen Head, NY – October 29, 2018- Each year, Strat-O-Matic Media, LLC performs a World Series Simulation prior to Game 1 using the Company’s innovative Baseball Daily product. For the second consecutive year, Strat-O-Matic was able to correctly predict the series winner and number of games. This includes Boston’s Game 1 win with Clayton Kershaw’s early exit, LA’s Game 2 lead erased by J.D. Martinez and Boston’s series’ clinching Game 5 win built by homers from Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez and a Red Sox player getting the team’s first playoff 2-Home Run game since Rico Petrocelli in 1967.
Strat is proud to have correctly picked the Red Sox in 5; adding to the 2018 Wild Card Game correct predictions and last year’s Astros 7 Game World Series win.
Strat-O-Matic Simulation highlights:
• Picked the Red Sox in 5
• Game 1 Red Sox win by knocking out Kershaw early
• Matt Kemp early RBI for LA in Game 2
• Dodgers bullpen loses Game 2 lead with Martinez 2-run single in the 5th
• 3-2 score in Game 3
• Four Red Sox homers power their way to the clinching Game 5 win
• David Freese Game 5 home run in losing effort
· Team ERAs right on (sim/actual) BOS- 2.55/2.86 LA- 4.85/4.60
Strat-O-Matic was invented by 11-year-old Hal Richman in his bedroom in Great Neck, NY in 1948 as a result of his frustration with the statistical randomness of other baseball board games. He discovered that the statistical predictability of dice would give his game the realism he craved. Over the next decade, he perfected the game at summer camp and then as a student at Bucknell University. After producing All-Star sets in 1961 and ‘62, he parlayed a $5,000 loan from his father (and made a deal that if it didn’t work out he would work for his father’s insurance company) into the original 1962 Strat-O-Matic Baseball season game. Needless to say, Hal never had to take a job with his father.
Strat-O-Matic, based in Glen Head, NY and on the Internet at www.strat-o-matic.com, manufactures the top selling sports board games and realism/stats sports digital games. The Company publishes baseball, football, basketball and hockey games to play both on and off your computer and mobile screens. “Strat-O” games are known throughout the sports community for their statistical realism and accuracy. The Company has the world’s greatest sports game stat libraries with top-of-the-line seasons dating back to the early 1900’s. At the start of the 2016 MLB season, Strat-O-Matic introduced Baseball Daily, its first product featuring digital player cards that update every day to reflect real life current player performance as the season progresses.
The Company has a loyal celebrity following including a bevy of sports broadcasters such as Bob Costas, Jon Miller and Dan Shulman, former MLB’ers Keith Hernandez, Doug Glanville and Cal Ripken Jr., and sports super fans including Drew Carey, Ben Bernanke, Bryant Gumbel, Spike Lee and Tim Robbins. More information is available at: www.strat-o-matic.com.